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. 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 our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Meet Alicia Clark, played by Alycia Debnam-Carey:ALICIA CLARK is a model student who overachieves with frustrating ease. She wants the hell out of Los Angeles, and she has her sights set on graduating and escaping to college where she will be free of her family’s drama. For years, she’s watched her older brother sink deeper into his addiction, and she is close to giving up on him when the apocalypse hits. Her ambition is in direct proportion to her brother’s screw ups. She loves her mother, empathizes, but it’s time to do for herself – time to escape.
Australian actress Alycia Debnam-Carey was recently named one of the “actors to watch” from the Australians in Film trade magazine, as well as one of “10 TV actors to watch” by Variety, and was runner-up in the 2012 Heath Ledger Scholarship, which celebrates Australia’s new young talent.
Debnam-Carey starred in the AMC pilot Galyntine and has held a recurring role on The CW’s The 100. She can also be seen in the New Line/Warner Bros. disaster film Into the Storm, and she played the lead in the independent film Where the Devil Hides for director Christian Christiansen and producer Mickey Lidell. She also is the lead of the upcoming WB Germany feature film Unfriend.
Who is Alicia?
Alicia Clark is really the stable one in the Clark family. Kim Dickens who plays Madison is essentially the rock of the family, but she’s dealing with her son who’s a heroin addict, and she’s lost a husband and going through her own stuff. So Alicia has really been kind of solitary and self-sufficient for a long time. She’s felt the need to compensate maybe for everyone else’s struggles. She’s a good kid, smart, ready to finish school and get out.
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