They are more fierce and deadly in “Fear the Walking Dead.”
Creator Robert Kirkman revealed that the eaters in the latest AMC’s zombie-apocalypse show will not be referred as zombies like in “The Walking Dead,” rather they will be called the “infected,” Us Weekly wrote.
Notably, the infected move quicker than the walkers in the hit TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Actress Mercedes Mason, who plays Ofelia, said the infected don’t look like “The Walking Dead” zombies but they “look like your neighbor…[but] now he’s trying to eat your face off.”
“Fear the Walking Dead” premiered Sunday night but it does not received the same reception as “The Walking Dead” debut, the RollingStone reported.
The 90-minute season premiere opened with 19-year old Nick Clark (played by Frank Dillane) wakes up in an abandoned church in Los Angeles, much like the opening scene of Sheriff Rick Grimes in “The Walking Dead.”
Nick then found his junky friends dead and partially devoured, and his girlfriend Gloria, as one of the eaters. Nick rushes into the streets of LA to escape the zombies but he was hit by a car.
Most of the scenes focused on some family and teen drama. The episode, titled “Pilot,” ended with Nick, his mother Madison (Kim Dickens), and her boyfriend Travis (Cliff Curtis) saw the bullet-ridden corpse of Nick’s drug supplier, Calvin, rising from the dead, the Variety wrote.
“Fear the Walking Dead” also has new set of characters. Aside from Dickens, Curtis, Dillane, and Mason, the show also featured Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark and Lorenzo James Henrie as Travis’ son Chris.
Meanwhile, executive producer Dave Erickson told Us Weekly “there are no crossover plans” for the two AMC shows as of yet, but he added, “I would love to see those stories conflate at some point!”
“Fear the Walking Dead” season one has six episodes. But Forbes reported that it already signed up for second season with 15 episodes.