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The AMC official YouTube channel released a new video today in anticipation of Sunday’s premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. The spin-off of the critically-acclaimed series The Walking Dead takes place in Los Angeles and follows the lives of brand new characters as they cope with the beginning of the zombie outbreak. The new series is set in the same universe as The Walking Dead. Showrunner Dave Erickson and executive producer and comic book series creator Robert Kirkman have promised more psychological thrills, clues to the original series, and mass pandemonium. The show is already slated for two seasons, with a total of six hour-long episodes in its premiere season.
In the clip released Thursday morning, viewers are introduced to Nick, a druggie, played by Frank Dillane. Some viewers might recognize Dillane from his portrayal of the teenage Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Nick is looking for a character named Gloria, played by Lexi Johnson. He wanders through a decrepit building splattered with graffiti, and stumbles upon someone who appears to be a zombie’s recently munched lunch. Near the end of the video, Nick discovers what exactly has happened to Gloria. It’s the kind of twist that fans of The Walking Dead should appreciate.
The zombie apocalypse spin-off premieres this Sunday at 9 on AMC.