Last week, AMC released the Comic-Con poster for their hit spinoff Fear the Walking Dead, which returned to SDCC with its Hall H panel this afternoon. The panel included a Q&A session with the cast and producers, along with the first footage from the back half of Season 2. Now that the panel has come to a close, we have the new trailer right here. And it's a doozy!
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo joined 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 discussed where the series left off in May's finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in August on AMC.
This new footage answers the question of where Nick is heading right away. And it looks like he will be hanging out in Tijuana for a while with several new characters, including a Mexican gang who've created their own lawless new world. Madison, Strand and Alicia have found an abandoned hotel, along with some some uninvited guests, that they decided to take over. And it looks like Travis and his son Chris are going to wander the countryside alone. The gang doesn't appear to be heading back to their boat anytime soon, and it certainly looks like the second half of this season is heading in an all-new direction with everyone seperated. There will apparently even be time for a wedding.
In addition to the exciting panel at Comic-Con, 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 Walking Dead Season 2 episodes.
AMC has already renewed The Walking Dead 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 new trailer below.