While Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead may not share many similarities, one of the things they had in common was that they both aired on AMC. Beginning sunday, both shows will have another aspect in common, in that both will have spinoffs on the channel that debuted this year. Joining Better Call Saul will be AMC’s newest series Fear the Walking Dead.
A spinoff of the popular AMC zombie drama, Fear the Walking Dead will explore the early days of the zombie apocalypse. Sons of Anarchy scribe Dave Erickson will take on showrunning duties, with original comics creator Robert Kirkman splitting time between the two shows. Fear the Walking Dead will feature a new, original set of characters, with a cast that includes Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, and Mercedes Mason. Ahead of the series premiere, AMC has now released the show’s first three minutes, which can be seen below. Fear the Walking Dead will make its premiere on August 23rd at 8 pm ET, with a second season already confirmed.