“For the first time we are going to see our characters really having to learn to survive in the apocalypse,”said executive producer Dave Erickson today at Fear The Walking Dead’s second ever Hall H panel at Comic-Con. “We are going to see a level of intensity and violence in the back half that we haven’t seen before,” the showrunner added.
The panel today, featuring new cast member Danay Garcia, started with a teaser of the second half of the series’ August 21 debuting second season that showed the separated group still in Mexico with some religious groups embracing the walkers and road gangs wrecking bloodthirsty havoc in the anarchy of a society that has fallen apart.
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With Garcia there, Erikson was joined on the panel by FearTWD actors Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo. Fellow EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero were there too. The panel also showed a blooper reel that included now departed actor Ruben Blades trying to catch of a line of “Unless you think I can’t handle it” that ended in a Beyonce soundtracked dance party. The reel also showed Domingo hitting some serious dance moves to Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ – Seriously.
Garcia will play Lucia on FearTWD, a solider who is connected with a religious group that see the walkers are a part of an evolution. “I’s not a normal job, it’s a Fear The Walking Dead job,” said the Prison Break alum of what it was like to join the show to big laughs from the crowd.
Having premiered to record breaking ratings on August 23 last year with a 6-episode run, FearTWD saw its second 15-episode season start on April 10 and went on midseason break on May 22. The series was renewed for a third season on April 15.