AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, a prequel spin-off to their wildly popular series The Walking Dead, airs this Sunday, but the network has released the opening sequence online in advance of the premiere.
Watch the opening scene for the series premiere here below!
When The Walking Dead premiered on Halloween night in 2010, we saw Deputy Rick Grimes lying in a hospital bed waking up from a coma. The opening for Fear calls back to that moment, with an overhead shot of Frank Dillane‘s Nick awakening, but under much different circumstances. The young man, who’s a drug addict who’s failed out of college, makes a startling discovery in the drug den he passed out in.
By the way, if Nick looks a little familiar to you, that’s because the actor previously played teenaged Tom Riddle, aka Voldemort, in 2009s’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In Fear, he’s definitely sporting a new, heartthrob-type of look.
The events of Fear The Walking Dead take place in Los Angeles, CA, in the early days of the zombie apocalypse, during the time that Rick was in the coma in a hospital in the fictional King County, Georgia.
Fear, which stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Ruben Blades, begins this Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 9pm on AMC.
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: #FearBeginsHere this Sunday at 9/8c.
Posted by Fear the Walking Dead on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Fear The Walking Dead synopsis:
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.