Today, AMC will debut character portraits for the first season of their forthcoming series Fear the Walking Dead.
They've provided Comicbook.com with a first look at Ofelia Salazar, played by Mercedes Mason on the show.
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family.
"There's no question what world this is, absolutely," Mason said during an interview at Comic-Con International: San Diego. "I think in character, we all get informed at different levels at different times, and as human beings, we all can only digest and process things at different moments, even if they all have experienced the same things. I play a parent and for a lot of it, our job is to protect them from even seeing whatever it is that we don't understand, until we can't. Because I play a nursing student, at some point I become informed about the reality of our world more than other characters -- and then we all come together and realize we're in deep s--t."
Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down.
A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and their dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Fear the Walking Dead premieres Sunday, August 23 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC.