Fear begins here as AMC Network’s Fear The Walking Dead kicks off earlier today. A lot of you excited to watch this TV series which is a spin-off of The Walking Dead.
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, it is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counsellor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble.
The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist and strung out children takes a
back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution and a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace
their darker histories.
Get to know more about the characters behind FTWD:
Madison Clark as Kim Dickens
IKim Dickens is a popular guidance counsellor at a high school in El Sereno who, prior to the zombie apocalypse, helped students prepare for their future. A widowed mother, she raised two children single-handedly, but has recently found love with the high school English teacher. The pressure of survival brings clarity for Madison and she is quick to make the hard choices that will keep her family alive. The outbreak reveals a past to Madison that she had tried to bury. Now, in this new world, she can’t hide who she really is.
Cliff Curtis as Travid Manawa
Cliff Curtis played the role as TRAVIS MANAWA. He is a father, high school English teacher and boyfriend to Madison Clark. He’s a good man – everyone’s All-American. As the group’s patriarch, he is protective, pragmatic and resolute in his conviction that anything can be fixed. He maintains a relationship with his ex-wife and resentful son while trying to become a father to Madison’s children. Travis wrestles with the challenge of blending a family — a challenge that is exacerbated by a new, unforeseen chaos.
Frank Dillane as Nick Clark
Frank Dillane as NICK CLARK. He is a 19-year old drug addict. His mother, Madison, has sent him to rehab several times but now Nick has reached the point where no one can tell him what to do or force him into recovery — he has to do that all by himself. When we first meet Nick, we meet a young man at a crossroads. Nick wants to prove he can rebuild his life and the apocalypse may provide him an ironic opportunity to do so.
ALYCIA DEBNAM-CAREY as Alicia Clark
ALICIA CLARK is a model student who overachieves with frustrating ease. She wants the hell out of Los Angeles and she has her sights set on graduating and escaping to college where she will be free of her family’s drama. For years, she’s watched her older brother sink deeper into his addiction and she is close to giving up on him when the apocalypse hits. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her brother›s screw ups. She loves her mother, empathises, but it›s time to do for herself – time to escape.
LORENZO JAMES HENRIE as CHRISTOPHER MANAWA
CHRISTOPHER MANAWA is a rebellious teenager with a cause. He has both his father’s do-good attitude and his mother’s edge. The product of divorced parents, Christopher often feels that he and his mother are his father’s forgotten family. He resents his father’s insistence on bringing the two families closer because he wants nothing more than to break away from the Clarks and be his father’s sole priority.
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ as LIZA ORTIZ
LIZA ORTIZ is a single mother working to put herself through nursing school – she has no time for BS. For many years she was trapped in an unhappy marriage but now that she’s on her own she’s finally chasing her dream. Liza is a multi-tasking whirlwind that doesn’t give herself any breaks when it comes to her future or raising her son.
RUBEN BLADES as DANIEL SALAZAR
DANIEL SALAZAR is a refugee from El Salvador who will protect his family at any cost. He owns a barbershop and takes great pride in his business but mostly keeps to himself within the community. Some of Daniel’s regulars have been going to Salazar’s Cuts for years, but they barely know the man who cuts their hair. When people began rising from the dead, Salazar reverts to the man he once was, a man who will do anything to ensure the survival of his family.
MERCEDES MASON as OFELIA SALAZAR
OFELIA SALAZAR is a hardworking professional with immigrant parents. She is protective of her parents, believing they do not understand many of the harsher realities of living in the US. She is quick-witted, devoted and always ready to stand up for what she believes in. When faced with the apocalypse, Ofelia clashes with her father’s opinions on the best course of action – identities are about to shift.
PATRICIA REYES SPINDOLA as GRISELDA SALAZAR
GRISELDA SALAZAR is a devoted wife and mother who came to the US. with her husband to escape the political turmoil of El Salvador. She waited to start a family with her husband until she got to the States so that she could give her daughter a better life than the one she had. Griselda is deeply religious and finds solace from her past with prayer, but prayer won’t protect her in this new world.
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