Fear The Walking Dead will premiere on August 23 on AMC, but already conspiracy theories about the show are starting. Fans know plenty about the universe it exists in thanks to its parent show, The Walking Dead, and are already trying to guess at what will happen in Fear. One theory, however deserves a closer look. Be warned though, spoilers for both shows abound within this article.
Nick’s Coma Dream Vs. Rick’s Coma Dream
For many fans of The Walking Dead, the theory of the entire series being nothing more than a figment of Rick’s (played by Andrew Lincoln) imagination. The theory goes that after Rick was shot in episode 1 he never woke up from his coma. He is still safely tucked away in hospital and the undead are not actually roaming the earth. There has been expansions to this theory over the seasons. For example, when Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) started appearing to Rick at the prison, fans suggested that this was actually Lori trying to talk to Rick while he was in his coma. There has even been suggestions that the Greene family are members of staff at the hospital and Father Gabriel is the resident priest.
So what if this theory could also be applied to Fear The Walking Dead?
According to all the promotional items already out there, we know that Nick (Frank Dillane) escapes the undead very early on in Fear The Walking Dead, potentially before anyone else even knows about the undead. As he is fleeing from the undead, in his panic he runs out onto the road and gets hit by a car.
Can you see where I’m going with this?
What if Fear The Walking Dead is just a figment of Nick’s imagination as he is lying in hospital bed in a coma? It would be an excellent way to link the two shows.
However, Robert Kirkman, who is the creator of both shows has made a public statement via Twitter saying The Walking Dead is not a coma dream. So, if we apply this logic then the show exists within its own universe and, by extension, so does Fear The Walking Dead.
Fear The Walking Dead will premiere on August 23, 2015 on AMC. For conspiracy theories on season 6 of it’s companion show, The Walking Dead, please check out this article.
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