After revealing the title of Fear the Walking Dead last week to a storm of negativity, AMC debuted the first teaser spot last night for the summer 2015 series during the season finale of The Walking Dead. Suffice to say, it doesn’t offer much for fans to sink their teeth into in just about any form other than the fact that it’s coming. While some first teasers are very memorable, ones like this simply won’t be remembered at all. The series recently got picked up for two seasons, the first being a six episode run planned for late summer this year.
In a way, you almost want it to be called The Walking Dead: Los Angeles or other variants of the usual NCIS or Law & Order naming arrangements.
Check out the teaser:
AMC president Charlie Collier said earlier this month of the series, “We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out. Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and their writing team, along with an incomparable set of producers, cast and crew have created something remarkable and clearly distinct. We respectfully follow the request of Monty Python as we bring out (the latest of) our Dead.”
Robert Kirkman also commented earlier this month on the new project, saying, “We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to ‘The Walking Dead.’”
The new series, which is looking to take place roughly in the same time period as the main show but in a different location, is co-created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. To bring it to life, they’ve brought on Adam Davidson, who has been around for quite a few years doing a lot of TV directing, including Hell on Wheels, Fringe and a variety of dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy and Parenthood – and even a dash of comedy such as Community.
The series stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam, and Frank Dillane.