With both “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” gone, “The Walking Dead” is AMC’s default flagship show. This year not only finds the popular zombie series in its sixth season, it will also bring a spin-off from the cash cow. Because it’s San Diego Comic-Con weekend and there is such a huge overlap between attendees and fans of the show, the basic cable channel has released a pair of trailers for both the sixth season of “The Walking Dead” and its spin-off, “Fear the Walking Dead.”
First up, let’s talk about that spin-off. Originally announced two years ago with no details, now we know that “Fear the Walking Dead” is set in Los Angeles during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. It stars Kim Dickens (“Gone Girl” and “Treme”), Cliff Curtis (“Whale Rider” and “Sunshine”), Rubén Blades, and Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is The New Black”), among others. The trailer showcases a much more “World War Z” or “Dawn of the Dead” take on the zombie apocalypse, meaning we get to see the slow descent of civilization as opposed to jumping straight in the post-apocalypse as its mothership show did.
The sixth season of “The Walking Dead” will once again be split into two halves, with the first arriving this fall as usual. At this point, you’re either with this show or you’ve stopped watching long ago. Rest assured, the trailer promises all the gore and characters fans love.
“Fear the Walking Dead” premieres August 23rd on AMC and the first half of the sixth season of “The Walking Dead” premieres later this fall on October 11th. Watch the Comic-Con trailers for both shows, as well as the full Comic-Con panel with the stars of “The Walking Dead,” below.