By now you’ve surely read our review of Fear The Walking Dead (and if you haven’t, why won’t you let us love you?), but the Walking Dead companion series’ strengths are best expressed by the cast and crew themselves. Go behind the scenes of Fear The Walking Dead with loads of new footage and intel on a new breed of psychological horror.

The latest featurette for Fear The Walking Dead hammers home many of the points from our review (seriously, we just want you to be happy!), as executive producer Greg Nicotero explains that the fewer, less-decayed walkers bring about survival horror in a much different mannerthan we’re used to. The cast also gets in on the game to describe their characters, that of two families wrapped up enough in their own drama to miss the world falling apart around them.

From what we know of Fear The Walking Dead, The Last Airbender star Cliff Curtis leads the cast as divorced teacher Travis, alongside Gone Girl star Kim Dickens as high school guidance counselor Madison. Also cast in the role of her two children from a previous marriage are Harry Potter alum Frank Dillane and The 100 star Alycia Debnam Carey. Orange is the New Black star Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason also round out the ensemble, which recently picked up Southland‘s Shawn Hatosy.

Additionally, while the companion series will begin as a prequel to the zombie apocalypse, creator Robert Kirkman has expressed that the two series will eventually catch up to one another. Walking Dead executive producers Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new L.A.-set series, while Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce, Adam Davidson having directed the pilot.

You can check out the latest videos below, stay tuned for the latest and get ready to Fear the Walking Dead all over again by its August 23 premiere.



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