Season five of The Walking Dead isn’t even cold in its grave and fans are already lamenting the wait until next fall.
Well, worry not, the dead will be walking west coast style this summer. AMC released this new teaser trailer during last night action filled season finale, taking some of the sting out of the season’s end.
The new series, Fear The Walking Dead, will take place in and around Los Angeles and star Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Deadwood), Cliff Curtis (Live Free of Die Hard), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) and Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince). While there is a much shorter wait for the spin-off, this first season will only run 6 episodes, much like the original show did back in 2010. The second season has already been given a full order.
But what can the teaser tell us? Well, it hinted that fans will finally get more information on just how this zombie madness got it’s start. Is L.A to blame? Fans need only wait a few short months to get the answers they crave (….mmmm…answers), at least that’s what the teaser trailer synopsis would have us believe.
What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in The Walking Dead? This summer, AMC will answer that question with Fear The Walking Dead, an all-new original series set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world.
As for the AMC’s Original The Walking Dead, it won’t be until fall that we rejoin our fearless band of survivors in their new found home. Beware of wolves.
Whether or not the new spin-off answers the questions the CDC couldn’t, or didn’t, it certainly hopes to give us more of what makes the show great, human drama. In a world turned upside down by the most horrific of chaos, it is the study of how humans react that keeps the show going. I mean, one can only take so much of the glorious, maggoty, gut wrenching gore. Who are we kidding, bring on the splatter. L.A residents know this is going to make Carmageddon II looks like a stroll through Griffith Park.
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