AMC released Fear the Walking Dead key art for San Diego Comic Con 2016 today, as well as two first-look photos from the second half of season two, which returns Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The poster, which teases a connection to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, serves as the official series poster for the second half of season two, and will appear around the fan-based convention from July 21-24. The new photos feature Nick (Frank Dillane) and a zombie horde, which you can check out below, along with the fresh artwork. While we don't know for sure, the poster's tagline of "Fear Knows No Borders" and the photos seems to indicate where Nick is heading next.
In the Season 2 midseason finale, the Mexican compound has burned to the ground, Travis and Chris have abanonded the group, with Madison, Strand and a few others left to fend for themselves. Watching from afar, Nick decides he no longer wants to be a part of this family of survivors. He sets off on his own path, heading for destinations unknown. From the looks of this photo, and the tagline, Nick may be heading for Mexico City, where the Día de Muertos celebration has likey taken on new meaning.
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. The panelists will also hold a Q&A session and reveal an official sneak preview of the second half of season 2.
The show has already been renewed for Season 3, although it isn't known if the season will be split up like Season 2. The show's first season spanned just six episodes, with Season 2 expanding to 15 episodes, with the first seven debuting this spring, and the final eight debuting next month. If the last eight episodes air without any interruption, which they normally do, the Season 2 finale will air on Sunday, October 9, which will most likely lead into the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 16, although Season 7 premiere date has not been confirmed yet.
When Fear the Walking Dead aired its series premiere last August, it attracted 10.1 million viewers, setting a record for the most-watched cable premiere in history. The Season 2 premiere was down 37%, however, from Season 1's record-breaking cable high in the key 18-49 age demographic, but the Season 2 premiere was still on par with the Season 1 finale numbers. While we wait for more details, take a look at the Comic-Con poster, banner and the first photos from the back half of Fear the Walking Dead Season 2.