Ahead of its Season 2 return on April 10, AMC has been teasing threats on the water for the survivors of “Fear the Walking Dead.” But a newly released teaser for the show’s coming premiere highlights another danger in the zombie apocalypse — the people close to you.
While the focus of “The Walking Dead” Season 6 has been group loyalty as factions begin to form, the video below reminds viewers that “Fear the Walking Dead” is a different beast. The survivors consist of two broken families and a mysterious stranger who has only demonstrated a propensity for self-preservation. In other words, they’re not exactly the most trusting of one another and are only on board the yacht in question out of sheer circumstance.
The real star of the teaser, which can be viewed exclusively at Yahoo TV, is Madison (Kim Dickens), who finally asks the question fans have all been thinking since the end of Season 1 — who in the world is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo)?
“I give you and your family safe passage on my boat, and you still don’t trust me?” he says after Madison questions his loyalty. “Are we not friends?”
“You even look wrong at anyone in my family … I will throw you overboard,” she curtly replies.
Elsewhere in the video, she seems much more frustrated and demands to know where they’re going. Strand was in a rush to get back to his yacht after being captured by the military for a yet-unknown reason in Season 1, but the next stage of his plan is unknown at this point.
While it would be easy to assume that the conflict of Season 2 will be Strand versus the others, it’s significantly more complicated than that. While Madison, Travis (Cliff Curtis), Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) and Nick (Frank Dillane) are part of a complicated family, Daniel (Rubén Blades) and Ofelia (Mercedes Mason) have just sort of tagged along with them. Realizing that Ofelia is the only family he’s got left, Daniel reminds her to take extra care of herself as he believes no one on the boat but him will risk his life to ensure her safety. Add in quick shots of Alicia and Madison arguing and Chris punching his dad square in the face, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster as the group struggles to trust one another.
Luckily, the group’s dynamic may not stay the same for very long. As previously reported, “Fear the Walking Dead” will get some extra star power this year thanks to new characters played by Daniel Zovatto and Arturo Del Puerto. Additionally, one cast member from “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462” will make his or her way to Season 2 of the spinoff series in a yet-unknown capacity. While the current crop of survivors on the show can’t seem to trust one another, at the very least new threats, characters and time will give the deck a bit of a reshuffling following the Season 2 premiere on April 10.
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