Fear The Walking Dead’s opening scene was was pretty big psyche-out, huh?
The premiere episode to AMC’s Walking Dead companion series gave a new definition to the term “zombified state” when a drug user stumbled upon the world’s first actual zombie. The scene, as director Adam Davidson told The Wall Street Journal, was purposefully constructed to look like the zombie-decimated society that the main Walking Dead cast finds itself in.
“A junkie lives in almost an apocalyptic environment,” Davidson told the newspaper. “We think we’re in line with the time of the original series…It does feel like the end of the world in there.”
And of as the show is proving, it doesn't seem like the rest of society is far behind the drug den. To see how the moment was conceived, you can check out Fear The Walking Dead’s actual storyboards, which Davidson debuted on The WSJ, below.
Fear The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9:00 on AMC.