Fear the Walking Dead's Keith Carradine stars in new horror, Afraid

The Sony pictures film premieres in theaters this summer.
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Afraid, formerly titled They Listen, is a new AI thriller that will make families question the safety of using Alexa or other AI devices. Fear the Walking Dead's Keith Carradine stars with John Cho and more.

Afraid will be released by Sony Pictures in theaters on August 30. It is directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy) and produced by Columbia Pictures in conjunction with Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions), Weitz (Depth of Field), and Andrew Miano. Beatriz Sequeira, Paul O. Davis, Dan Balgoyen, and Britta Rowings served as executive producers.

The story follows Curtis (Cho) and his family, who are chosen to test a revolutionary digital device, AIA, that is touted to take smart home technology to new heights. The unit and cameras placed throughout the house begin to learn the behaviors of the family members and their routines. AIA appears to make all of their lives easier, anticipating their needs and more, but soon, it begins to control their lives and negatively interfere. The device becomes self-aware and vows to keep the family safe, no matter who or what gets in the way.

The trailer for Afraid was recently released and showcases the escalation of AIA's role in the family's lives.

Cho portrays the husband and father of the family with Katherine Waterson as his wife and Lukita Maxwell, Wyatt Linder, and Issac Bae as their children. The movie also stars Carradine, Havana Rose Liu, David Dastmalchian, Greg Hill, Riki Lindhome, and Ben Youcef.

Keith Carradine - other roles

Carradine hails from a family of actors, including his father, the late John Carradine, brother Robert, half-brother David, and daughter Martha Plimpton. Keith Carradine had his Broadway debut in a 1969 production of Hair, and his first onscreen role was in A Gunfight (1971), which stars Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash.

ACCUSED: L-R: Laila Robins, Evan Gamble, Keith Carradine, Lyla Porter-Follows and Daniel Greenberg in the “Billy’s Story” season finale episode of ACCUSED airing Tuesday, May 9 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2023 Fox Media LLC. CR: Steve Wilkie/FOX /

With over 150 credits to his name, he is well known for his roles as FBI agent Frank Lundy in Dexter, as Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood, and as US President Conrad Dalton in Madam Secretary. He has also starred Cowboys & Aliens, The Power of the Dog, Big Band Theory and more.

Some of his more recent roles include Judge Clay Bonner in four episodes of the fourth season of Law & Order: Organized Crime, Billy Carlson in an episode of the episodic anthology series Accused, which also stars TWD actress Laila Robins, and Sallywood as George Corrigan.

Next, he will appear in Laws of Man, a crime thriller with Dermot Mulroney and Harvey Keitel. He will also star in a Southern gothic story, The Daylong Brothers, with fellow Walking Dead universe actors Adam Boyer and Matt Mangum.

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