AMC have unveiled an awesome new poster for the second half of Fear The Walking Dead's third season ahead of this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The spinoff of The Walking Dead recently aired its mid-season finale, which saw Madison and her family settle a local dispute with some Native Americans, Strand talk to an astronaut and plenty of tension build up between the various big-shots at Otto Ranch.
The show may not return until September but with San Diego Comic-Con 2017 finally kicking off, a bunch of the event's biggest series are revealing exclusive promo posters in anticipation of their presence at the most revered convention in geekdom.
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead SDCC 2017 poster features the central cast of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens), her children Nick (Frank Dillane) and Alisha (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades), his daughter Ofelia (Mercedes Mason) and Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Also featured are the two Otto brothers, Troy (Daniel Sharman) and Jake (Sam Underwood), as well as Lola Guerrero (Lisandra Tena).
The image has a gloriously old school feel to it and echoes some of the Western genre themes that were prevalent in the first half of season three. It also confirms the renewed importance of several characters including Ofelia - whose loyalties are currently somewhat muddy - and the two Otto kids who will no doubt be involved in a power struggle, when the show returns. Lola's return is also interesting and could lead to an increased role for Daniel in the forthcoming episodes, after the events at the dam.
Despite its connection to one of the biggest shows on TV, Fear The Walking Dead hasn't quite been a smash hit either critically or commercially. The show struggles with many of its characters and lacks the punchy story lines of its parent series. Fear also finds itself in very familiar territory when compared to The Walking Dead, with the main groups in both shows currently holed up in some kind of refuge and fending off potential invaders.
With that said, the first half of season three did begin to show signs of improvement. By cementing Madison as the main character, the series finally has a solid focal point and the return of Ruben Blades gives Fear one of its more intriguing figures back, even if his story was somewhat underwhelming in the recent mid-season finale. Hopefully season 3B can consolidate that progress and elevate the show even further.
Fear The Walking Dead season 3B premieres September 10th on AMC.