The Walking Dead won’t shamble out its sixth season until October, but in the meantime this weekend will kick off the zombie apocalypse anew in a different part of the country with “companion series” spinoff Fear The Walking Dead. Want an early sneak peek? Check out the first scene of the series right now!

AMC released the first extended look at Fear The Walking Dead online, which features the very beginning of the outbreak we’ve seen Rick and his merry band slogging through for the last five seasons. This time around however, the world starts going to hell in a Los Angeles church, as Nick (Frank Dillane) discovers his drug buddies in a dire state:



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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