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Spooky Trailer Drops For 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Set In Los Angeles

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AMC showed a brief glimpse of the Los Angeles-set prequel to the The Walking Dead last night.

By brief, we mean very brief. The 16-second clip aired during last night's season five finale of The Walking Dead. "Morning, Los Angeles, hope you got your flu shot," a DJ says cheerfully as the camera pans over a sunny day in L.A. He then goes on to say that in five states in the U.S., people have come down with a mysterious illness.

Here are a few other things we know about the spinoff.

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For starters, the show is called Fear of the Walking Dead and its first six-episode season will premiere this summer, Rolling Stone reports. The show was written by show creator and executive producer Dave Erickson as well as Walking Dead comic book author Robert Kirkman, but features all-new characters. AMC has already committed to two seasons of the show, which finished filming in February.

We also know that the show will follow a teacher played by Cliff Curtis, a guidance counselor played by Kim Dickens, and her two children: Nick (Frank Dillane) and Ashley (Alycia Debnam-Carey).

It's also not really Los Angeles. The show was actually shot mostly in Vancouver.

Perhaps the most interesting detail for fans is the timeline. While Rick Grimes missed the beginning of the zombie apocalypse in Georgia courtesy of being in a coma, our Los Angeles characters are going to get to watch it all unfold from the beginning. Given that our heroes in the South haven't really ever figured out the exact cause of the zombie apocalypse, even when they visited the CDC, here's hoping that our West Coast survivors do. Plus, we imagine a zombie outbreak spreading in a packed metropolis like L.A. will look a lot different than a zombie outbreak spreading in the more rural areas we've seen Rick and the gang traverse.