[SPOILERS for those not caught up on Fear the Walking Dead ahead.]
Fear the Walking Dead, the Walking Dead spinoff TV series that takes place largely before the events of its predecessor (and in an entirely different part of the U.S.), was a ratings success when its first season debuted last year. The show’s second season is already part-way done, so AMC used the show’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con panel to tease the second half of its sophomore season.
Last time on Fear the Walking Dead season 2: former drug addict and constant-loner Nick (Frank Dillane) left the main group of characters, wanting to find his place in a world where, as he sees it, the dead represent the next stage in human evolution. The rest of the main ensemble on Fear the Walking Dead – including, Nick’s mother Madison (Kim Dickens), Nick’s sister Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Madison’s boyfriend Travis (Cliff Curtis), Travis’ son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie), Victor (Colman Domingo), Daniel (Rubén Blades) and his daughter Ofelia (Mercedes Mason) – were all split up too.
Said Comic-Con trailer for Fear the Walking Dead teases where those various characters find themselves and the new dangers they encounter (more zombies, the rise of new human gangs, Nick’s dangerously-growing obsession with the dead), once season 2 picks back up. You can watch the Fear the Walking Dead season 2 SDCC trailer, above.
Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson recently summed up the overarching premise that drives the second half of the show’s second season, as follows:
“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.”
Fear the Walking Dead season 2 continues on AMC on Sunday, August 21st @9pm.