The summer heat is blazing all around us and if you think that you have been feeling a little under the weather, I suggest you see a doctor immediately just in case you are coming down with a case of what we are going to find happening on the new series “Fear The Walking Dead” which premieres this evening on the AMC Network. Check out the brief premise along with the cast and then we can discuss.
Set in Los Angeles, the series follows a divorced male teacher, a female guidance counselor, and her two children–a son and a daughter–in the opening stages of the zombie apocalypse as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization.
Main/Recurring Cast and Characters:
Kim Dickens as Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis as Travis Manawa
Frank Dillane as Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza Ortiz
Rubén Blades as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Mason as Ofelia Salazar
Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris Manawa
Sandrine Holt as Dr. Bethany Exner
Maestro Harrell as Matt
Patricia Reyes Spíndola as Griselda Salazar
Colman Domingo as Strand
Shawn Hatosy as Reynolds
Lincoln A. Castellanos as Tobias
Lexi Johnson as Nick’s friend
Scott Lawrence as Art
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Although I really enjoyed the last season we got from “The Walking Dead”, I have to say that it was growing a little old on me beforehand. Let’s face it, all we were seeing was “let’s go here, oh no its dangerous” to “let’s go there, oh no its dangerous” over and over despite the occasional introduction of a compelling character to the mix. Some favorites went “away” like a hot menu item but new favorites were built and while sticking with it, I was not finding it to be the most amazing show ever like some of my friends were doing. Honestly I felt they were just all caught up in the water cooler excitement. That said, the new show looks promising as its rewinding the mythology and giving us the happenings at the onset. I doubt that the root cause of it all are going to be revealed but it should be some hair raising stuff as we find mankind heading towards its downfall as this all begins. No one is going to know that you need to kill the brain at the onset of this that is for sure and I hope we find some totally different predicaments coming into play for this. Hoping against hope that it does NOT mirror the godawful “World War Z” film that came out a couple of years ago and will be setting up the DVR to capture this and not miss a moment. Right now my very favorite zombie is Live Moore (she is the the main character over on “IZombie”) 🙂
Keep up with the show via its official Wikipedia entry below but be advised that as the series progresses that spoilers will be visible and don’t forget all the reveals that your friends will be doing on Facebook.
Official Show Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_the_Walking_Dead