Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con trailer released
James R | On 13, Jul 2015
Comic-Con is always a battle of the franchises to see who can generate the most buzz, but in the land of the undead, one show may have emerged the king: Ash vs. Evil Dead and The Walking Dead were both out in force over the weekend, but AMC’s zombie prequel, Fear the Walking Dead, also received a surprisingly impressive trailer.
The show, which is set in Los Angeles before the undead become, well, undead, reveals a different side to AMC’s hit series: if you have ever wondered what happened while Rick was unconscious in hospital back in Season 1, this spin-off has the answer, in the form of what appears to be a thrilling look at the collapse of civilisation.
It stars Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Dickens, Missing’s Cliff Curtis, Harry Potter’s Frank Dillane and Orange Is the New Black’s Elizabeth Rodriguez.
While The Walking Dead Season 6 – watch the trailer here – will be available on FOX when it premieres in October, though, Fear the Walking Dead will only be available on AMC’s new UK channel, which will be exclusive to BT TV.
At the time of writing, BT TV starts from £7.50 a month (plus £49 activation fee and £16.99 per month line rental), but to get premium TV channels (such as FOX – and, presumably, AMC), it costs £12.50 a month for 12 months (plus the above additional charges). This means that Fear the Walking Dead will not be available to watch online through a stand-alone VOD platform until after its broadcast.
With BT TV based around the YouView set top box, though, which includes VOD options, such as Netflix, NOW and all Freeview catch-up platforms, will the promise of AMC’s prequel be enough to convince you to sign up?
Here’s the trailer:
Photo: Justin Lubin / AMC