With the second season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead looming ever closer, AMC has unleashed an intense new promo (via Entertainment Weekly) for its Walking Dead companion series.
The 30-second promo features lots of brand-new scenes to amp up the level of anticipation for the return of the zombie drama series. Our blended family have made it to Victor Strand’s (Colman Domingo) boat Abigail, but it looks like being on the water will bring its own boatload (see what I did there?) of problems, which include zombie-infested waters as well as living, breathing people with guns.
The video features new scenes with Travis (Cliff Curtis), his son Christopher (Lorenzo James Henrie), Travis' girlfriend Madison (Kim Dickens), her son Nick (Frank Dillane) and daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), fan favorite Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades) and his daughter Ofelia (Mercedes Mason), along with Strand. Check it out:
About the show’s new setting, Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson said that putting our West Coast survivors on Strand’s yacht in the middle of the ocean “creates a whole different dynamic. The levels of anxiety and tension and paranoia you get from that are pretty interesting — and being stuck in the middle of the ocean is one of my greatest fears.”
As you guys may already know, escaping the zombie apocalypse on a boat isn’t a new idea. Fans have wondered time and time again over the course of six seasons why Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company never explored the idea of making their escape out to sea. Rest assured that Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead will provide an answer as to what happens when you do.
“The good thing about The Abigail is that as a boat, it’s a vessel we can live on for quite some time, which has its advantages but is also something that others might potentially envy. And what we will learn is we weren’t the only people with the bright idea to go to the water. You’ve got thousands of miles of coastline, and I think one of the interesting themes for us in the first several episodes is this question of displacement; we’ve literally watched our home be destroyed and we know we can’t go back – there’s no going home again, so where do we go?”
Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead premieres April 10 on AMC. Are you ready?