Thanks to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 ,we have the first official trailer for ‘Fear the Walking Dead‘ to share with you today! Not only that, but with the trailer comes the premiere date for this spinoff of ‘The Walking Dead.’ It all happened in Hall H as we quickly discovered that the new series will debut on August 23rd, 2015 and will come to a close just prior to the sixth season of Rick Grimes and friends.

Also of note, there will be a special edition of ‘Talking Dead’ on October 4th right after the first season finale of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’.

As the series takes place during the time period where Rick is still in a coma when the dead begin to walk it isn’t quite clear what is happening right off the bat. According to showrunner Dave Erickson our main cast doesn’t initially “assume that these people are the undead.”

Like many zombie films before it the initial thought from the uninfected is that:

They think they’re sick or on something. We’re exploring what would have happened during those four to five weeks [when Rick from the flagship series was in the coma]. How people adjusted to what came down. Tonally, it’s incredibly different. Our first season is the shark you don’t see. We don’t get to full apocalypse until later in the season. It starts as a family drama and we filter the apocalypse through that. It afforded us the opportunity to anchor the show with this family and see how the apocalypse crushes them. There’s the ability to watch the fall. … We get to show the process by which the city goes down. … This is two-three weeks of the [four to five weeks] that Rick was in the coma. We wouldn’t end our finale and cut to Rick coming to.

Well, its good to know going in that the second season will still start in a world where the Rictatorship is still deep in his happy nap.

You can check out the first full ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ trailer below!

Finally! I feel for the first time we haven’t just gotten a teaser that has seemed to be more filler than anything else.

Are you looking forward to the premiere of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’? Do you think AMC needed to make a ‘The Walking Dead’ spin off series? Share your thoughts below!

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ premieres Sunday, August 23 on AMC at 9/8c

Source: The Hollywood Reporter