Despite being the companion series to one of its biggest shows of all time, AMC isn’t revealing much about “Fear the Walking Dead” ahead of its August premiere. However, that doesn’t mean the teaser well is completely dry, as new photos have come out highlighting one key character.
Two new images showing the character Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) showed up online this week. While there have been a handful of previously released teaser photos for the “Walking Dead” companion series, these offer one of the best looks at the character in what appears to be a pre-zombie apocalypse mayhem setting.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, “Fear the Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman shared some details about the character and what fans can expect her role to be in the new group. Apparently, she’s someone for whom the zombie apocalypse is extra inconvenient.
“Alicia is your atypical teenage girl. She excels at school. She’s on her way to college. She’s very self-sufficient. She’s very self-reliant," he said. "She’s kind of the model student and the model child.”
Kirkman went on to explain that, for all of the positivity going on in Alicia’s life (getting into college is no easy feat these days), she ultimately acts as a foil for her older brother Nick (Frank Dillane). Nick is reportedly a college drop-out who, when the series begins, is a bit of a black sheep in the family having gotten himself involved with some “bad elements.”
Those keeping their thumb on the pulse of “Fear the Walking Dead” news will note that this isn’t the first look at Alicia fans were treated to. Previously a promotional photo was released showing the character getting cozy with her boyfriend, Matt (Maestro Harrell). Unfortunately, a photo of the boyfriend is all fans will get before the show premieres at a yet undisclosed date in August.
The series is set in the same universe as AMC’s hit drama “The Walking Dead,” which is about to enter its sixth season. “Fear the Walking Dead” will focus on the weeks leading up to the zombie apocalypse that “The Walking Dead” saw its main character sleep through. Recently, Kirkman revealed that those who tune in to both shows will be treated to very minor crossovers in the form of discoveries that establish the mythos of this world.