Fear the Walking Dead Photo Teases a Return to Season 2
Earlier this week, we showed you a new photo from AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, which continues the back half of Season 2 on Sunday, August 21. The photo hinted that Nick (Frank Dillane) may be heading to Mexico City, after his group scattered following the destruction of Celia's (Marlene Forte) compound by Daniel (Ruben Blades). Today we have yet another new photo of of Nick, along with more details from showrunner Dave Erickson.
Entertainment Weekly has this new photo of Frank Dillane as a bloodied Nick. While we don't know much about Nick's mindset as seen in this image, showrunner Dave Erickson revealed that the back half of Season 2 will focus on how this fractured family may (or may not) reunited again. Here's what the showrunner had to say below.
"The big question for the back half [of season 2] is when and how will the family reunite? The interesting thing will be watching them splinter off in multiple directions and seeing how each group can survive and what they do to find their place in the apocalypse."
Nick chose to leave his mother (Kim Dickens) and sister (Alycia Debnam Carey) behind in the midseason finale, but his whereabouts are currently unknown. Dave Erickson revealed that Nick chose to leave because he wants to find people who view the zombies the same way he does. Here's what Dave Erickson had to say about Nick's mindset heading into the back half of Season 2.
"For Nick, he wants to find a place where people see the dead the way he does, where people see the dead not as a threat, not as a danger, but as an extension of themselves - sort of an evolution. That's his goal. So, when he leaves, when he realizes Celia's gone, and the compound is burned, he's going to set out to find people who are more likeminded and will give him some clues along the way. And then it sort of falls into the be-careful-what-you-wish-for category. When he actually gets to a place with some degree of spiritual comfort for him. It's not going to last very long."
The Fear the Walking Dead Comic-Con panel with the cast and executive producers will take place on Friday, July 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT in Hall H. In addition, a Fear the Walking Dead yacht, located at Fifth Avenue Pier behind the Convention Center, will be open to attendees for the duration of Comic Con giving fans a chance to experience life aboard the Abigail. Several of the stars and producers will be on hand at SDCC to shed some light on the new episodes.
Series stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panel will discuss where the series left off in May's finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in August. Check out the new photo below, and stay tuned for more on Fear the Walking Dead as we get closer to the show's Comic-Con panel.