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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Premiere Date Set, Trailer Released (Video)

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off will debut this summer

AMC has set an Aug. 23 premiere date for “Fear the Walking Dead.” The series is a Los Angeles-set spin-off of “The Walking Dead,” the highest rated entertainment show on television.

The network also released an official trailer for the new series.

The series will premiere with a special 90-minute episode and stars Rubén Blades, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Kim Dickens and Mercedes Mason.

“It starts as a family drama and filter the apocalypse through that,” showrunner Dave Erickson said during the panel for the show Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego, where the trailer was premiered.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Erickson serve as executive producers of “Fear the Walking Dead.”

Watch the video.