Fear The Walking Dead: It’s got zombies!

Robert Kirkman, Fear The Walking Dead promo - AMC YouTube still
Robert Kirkman, Fear The Walking Dead promo - AMC YouTube still /

By now, Robert Kirkman has to be sick of trying to explain to everyone exactly what Fear The Walking Dead is.  Sure, they call it a companion series, but most media outlets still refer to it as a spin-off or side project.  No matter what you want to call it, it will be hitting the small screen thanks to AMC on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

Hopefully after fans see the pilot episode, there won’t be as many questions floating around.

Media outlets that have gotten a screening of the first couple episodes have came away with some mixed results.  Some complain about the pacing of the episodes.  Others don’t feel an emotional connection to the characters.  Either way, we’ll be starting over from scratch and getting to know all these new people in their new location, Los Angeles, California.

In what will likely be Robert Kirkman’s last plea to fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a video was released on the AMC YouTube account today explaining why he thinks fans should tune in to Fear The Walking Dead on Sunday.  Here is what he had to say:

So, we can expect zombies in Fear The Walking Dead.  New zombies that we haven’t seen before.  Fresh zombies.  People learning how to deal with zombies.  In case you haven’t noticed, he’s really pushing that the show will have zombies.  Maybe this is because of the worry that some fans have about there being a lack of the undead monsters at this point in the outbreak.

While I personally love zombies, I also need time to figure out these characters, get a relationship with them, and learn to care about them.  Hopefully, Fear The Walking Dead can balance characterization and drama in a way that can appeal to a majority of fans of The Walking Dead.

The one thing that would hurt this show the most is if people think it’s a boring show that is just attempting to cash in on the success of The Walking Dead’s franchise.  Hopefully, Fear The Walking Dead can prove that it’s more than just a spin-off, companion or side project and be able to stand on its own two feet when it airs on August 23, 2015.

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