New "Fear the Walking Dead" Photos Reveal Pre-Apocalyptic Life

Alongside a handful of new photos, "Fear the Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman introduced some of the spinoff's main characters to Entertainment Weekly.

The photos reveal one family in particular, which consists of Madison (Kim Dickens), her children Alicia (Alycia Debnam Carey) and Nick (Frank Dillane), her boyfriend Travis (Cliff Curtis) and Alicia's boyfriend Matt (Maestro Harrell). Kirkman describes Madison as a character who has "been raising her kids on her own, so she's a character that has experienced a very abrupt change to her life that she has had to adapt to. So there's an inherent strength in this single mother that makes her in some ways uniquely adapted to live in the zombie apocalypse."

Likewise, Alicia "excels at school. She's on her way to college. She's very self-sufficient. She's very self-reliant. She's kind of the model student and the model child." On the other hand, her brother Nick "is pretty much a parent's worst nightmare. He has flunked out of college, had a lot of trouble, got mixed up in some bad elements, and is definitely the problem child."

Kirkman also revealed that this sibling dynamic will affect their family: "So you have these two siblings that are very much at odds with each other. They love each other because they are brother and sister, but to a certain extent it's almost like they are each other's worst enemies because one is screwing things up while she's trying to achieve things and get on to the college, and the other one is seeing her as this reminder of everything that he can't be."

Finally, Travis "represents a sense of stability in Madison's life, and so he's really 100 percent on board. With the craziness of her life, he's her rock... He's definitely got a darkness to his past. There are some interesting revelations to come with him, I'll just say that. He is finding himself torn between Liza, his ex-wife, and Madison."

"Fear the Walking Dead" premieres later this year.

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