I am sure most of you must be familiar with AMC? No? Ever heard of legendary TV shows like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Man Men, Better Call Saul, HUMANS et cetera ? YEP! AMC is the one who made them. Well, AMC is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by AMC Networks.
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead? AMC has something new in store for you! While you wait for Rick to come back and put some bullet in head of some zombies in Season 6 around Oct 2015, AMC has released a new spin-off series on The Walking Dead. Yes! Please welcome on stage “Fear the Walking Dead” on your idiot box. Isn’t that awesome?
FTWD is set in a timeline about which we do not know much from the original show i.e the very start of the zombie outbreak. Instead of being an accepted reality when Rick wakes up from the comma, the zombies are a sort of urban legend in this timeline. No one believes it’s happening untill..
The zombies are an urban legend in Fear the Walking Dead!
The first season will be airing 6 episodes only followed by 15 episodes in the second season. I think it will be safe to say that it’s a Prequel to TWD and we may see a few easter eggs down the line and it may even connect to the original series later in a season or two.
As of today 2 episodes have been aired and honestly speaking when I saw the first episode, I wasn’t much impressed with it so didn’t feel like writing about it BUT today when I saw the second one. God! It is picking up some sweet action now. TWD has spoiled us too much with shit-loads of zombies wandering around, perhaps my expectations were all wrong. FTWD picks up brilliantly and feels more real-world alike. I won’t be giving up the plot as I leave it for you to discover.
Fear the Walking Dead is off to a great start. I’m excited for this show mainly because I want to see how it all went down during the early days of the apocalypse. I also hope that this show will try to explain the origin of the virus backed up by some crazy scientific reasons. Direction of the show is brilliant which is always expected from AMC. It will be interesting to see how Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman take this forward.
With FTWD, it makes us question what would we do, and how we’d react when faced with the unknown. The fear of not only losing everything you have but also your way of life. Or when zombies are first spotted, fear of losing your mind.
Here is the world premier trailer for your viewing pleasure! I urge you to leave any show you are following and get started with Fear the Walking Dead. It will only take couple of hours for 2 episodes and will surely deliver a hell of a roller-coaster ride to you. Let us know your take on the show. Enjoy 😎