Have you got what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Or should you head to someone’s house who is completely prepared for the apocalypse? For many, Daryl Dixon from AMC’s The Walking Dead is the one they think of when they look to people to get behind when zombies are afoot, but what about the characters from its companion series, Fear The Walking Dead? Perhaps there is someone in their midst who has already stockpiled their food and is ready for impending doom.
Let’s take a look at the Fear The Walking Dead panel present at San Diego Comic Con 2015 and see if any make the cut.
- Travis (played by Cliff Curtis). Curtis freely admits that his character in Fear The Walking Dead may be a Mr. Fix-it but is not at all prepared for a zombie apocalypse. Being an English teacher, his skills are more suited to molding the mind — but not in a brain-splattering way.
- Madison (Kim Dickens). Dickens admits to “having nightmares” after filming started for Fear The Walking Dead. She is also a guidance counselor by trade, so falls into the same category as her partner, Travis.
- Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez). Liza is a student nurse and the ex-wife of Travis in Fear The Walking Dead. Her character may do well during the apocalypse due to her medical expertise. However, Rodriguez admits that, in real life, she doesn’t like blood and “nursing stuff.”
- Nick (Frank Dillane) and Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey). While Nick is the eldest child of Madison and also the most troubled of her children, Nick may be better equipped at handling the apocalypse than his sibling. Nick has already had to live pretty rough thanks to his lifestyle, so an apocalypse might not be as big hardship to him as to his sister, Alicia, who is more academically inclined. Alycia also notes that her character is too busy being a typical seventeen year old to be any good at surviving the apocalypse.
- Ofelia (Mercedes Mason) and Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades). Daniel is an immigrant with a past he would like to forget. He is also a barber, so knows his way around sharp implements, so he may fare okay during the zombie apocalypse. His daughter, Ofelia, however, may not be so lucky. Mason freely admits her character realizes during the outbreak in Fear The Walking Dead that she is not as self-reliant as she thought. While Mason, herself, knows she is not at all equipped for the end times. With a bare cupboard, she would “starve in six hours.” She did mention whose house she would head to, though.
- Gale Anne Hurd. Hurd is one of the executive producers for both Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead, so she has had plenty of time to think about the end of the world. She also has enough food and water stockpiled at her house to last three years. This is the woman whose door you want to be knocking on if zombies eventuate.
- Chris Hardwick, who moderated the Fear The Walking Dead panel at Comic Con and who also hosts Talking Dead, is another one who admits to stockpiling food thanks to The Walking Dead.
- Greg Nicotero. While Nicotero does not have food stockpiled, he does have a clever trick up his sleeves. Being a special effects expert, he says he would do himself up to look like a zombie, therefore flying under the brain-eating radar. He also invited the audience along to his workshop if the apocalypse hit and would do them all up to look like zombies too.
Fear The Walking Dead will premiere on Sunday, August 23, 2015, on AMC. You can view the Comic Con trailer for Season 1 here.
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[Image credits: San Diego Comic Con 2015 screen captures]