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Meet Chris Manawa: Fear The Walking Dead

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 Chris Manawa, played by Lorenzo James Henrie:

Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris - Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris – Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

CHRISTOPHER MANAWA is a rebellious teenager with a cause. He has both his father’s do-good attitude and his mother’s edge. The product of divorced parents, Christopher often feels that he and his mother are his father’s forgotten family. He resents his father’s insistence on bringing the two families closer because he wants nothing more than to break away from the Clarks and be his father’s sole priority.


Lorenzo James Henrie has had an impressive body of work alongside some of Hollywood’s most prestigious producers, directors and actors. Most recently, Henrie appeared in Sony Pictures’ Paul Blart: Mall Cops 2 starring Kevin James. He also recently completed production on the feature film Warrior Road, in which he plays the lead role. His other feature film work includes an appearance in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and the lead roles in both Riding ’79 and Almost Kings.

Henrie started acting at age 8 and had his feature film debut in Arizona Summer. His television work includes a recurring role on the WB’s 7th Heaven and guest star roles on CSI: Miami, NCIS, Cold Case, Malcolm in the Middle, Wanted, LAX and Ghost Whisperer.

Rodriguez is a native New Yorker and member of Labyrinth Theater Company.


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Tell us about where we find Chris Manawa at the start of Fear.

Chris’s parents Travis and Liza divorced when he was 16, so this kid is very wounded. His father was his hero, and so the divorce jabs him like a knife in his stomach. Chris is very angry at his father and, to a certain extent, his mother as well.

What did you like about your character?

I was most excited to play the father/son relationship – the internal and external relationship of what that is between the two characters. So we have flawed characters in this show, and it’ll be interesting to see how they’re going to heal those wounds, if they even can, on the backdrop of the apocalypse. Continue reading Meet Chris Manawa: Fear The Walking Dead

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Meet Nick Clark: Fear The Walking Dead

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 Nick Clark, played by Frank Dillane:

Frank Dillane as Nick - Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Frank Dillane as Nick – Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

NICK CLARK is a 19-year old drug addict. His mother, Madison, has sent him to rehab several times, but now Nick has reached a point where no one can tell him what to do or force him into recovery — he has to do that all by himself. When we first meet Nick, we meet a young man at a crossroads. Nick wants to prove he can rebuild his life – and the apocalypse may provide him an ironic opportunity to do so.


Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (R.A.D.A.) in London, Frank Dillane has appeared in several theater productions, including Candide (Theatre Royal Bath); Peter Pan or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up; The Merchant of Venice; The Provok’d Wife; A Respectable Wedding; The Seagull; and The Winter’s Tale (all for R.A.D.A.).

His film credits include: Viena and the Fantomes (Lola Pictures); In the Heart of the Sea (Articulated Productions Ltd); Maestro (Scarlet Films); Papadopoulos & Sons (Double M Films); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (DDDCO Ltd/Warner Bros.); Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (VeeEye Ltd/Warner Bros.); and Welcome to Sarajevo (Channel 4/Miramax/Dragon Pictures). His radio credits include Jill (Allegra Productions). He also recently appeared in Netflix’s Sense8.


Who is Nick?

Nick is a 19-year-old guy whose father is dead and he lives with his mom and sister – well, he sort of runs away from home every now and then. He struggles with addiction as well. Nick is in a contact state of life and death, and I think that’s what life is like for addicts. Everything is life and death, chuck that into the end of the world, and you’ve got a very unstable young man. Continue reading Meet Nick Clark: Fear The Walking Dead

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Meet Alicia Clark: Fear The Walking Dead

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:

Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia - Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia – Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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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Meet Travis Manawa: Fear The Walking Dead

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 Travis Manawa, played by Cliff Curtis:

Cliff Curtis as Travis - Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Cliff Curtis as Travis – Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

TRAVIS MANAWA is a father, high school English teacher and boyfriend to Madison Clark. He’s a good man – everyone’s All-American. As the group’s patriarch, he is protective, pragmatic and resolute in his conviction that anything can be fixed. He maintains a relationship with his ex-wife and resentful son while trying to become a father to Madison’s children. Travis wrestles with the challenge of blending a family — a challenge that is exacerbated by a new, unforeseen chaos.


Cliff Curtis most recently starred in FOX’s drama Gang Related and ABC’s Missing opposite Ashley Judd, and also stars in the soon-to-be-released feature film Risen, playing Jesus Christ, opposite Joseph Fiennes. Curtis continues to garner festival accolades for his performance in The Dark Horse, based on a true story in which he plays champion chess player Genesis, who suffers from bipolar disorder.

In Hollywood, Curtis has portrayed a diverse range of roles in several films, including Runaway Jury (2003), Whale Rider (2002), Blow (2001), Training Day (2001), Three Kings (1999), The Insider (1999) and Bringing Out the Dead (1999).

Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, Curtis is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. He landed his first film role in The Piano (1993). Subsequent roles in New Zealand include the camp melodrama Desperate Remedies (1993), the grueling urban drama Once Were Warriors (1994), and the lighthearted comedy Jubilee (2000).


Tell us a bit about Travis.

Travis Manawa is a high school teacher, and a divorcee with a teenage son who is in a new and exciting relationship with his girlfriend Madison Clark. She has two teenagers as well. He’s very much in love and wants to try and figure out how to make his blended family work. Continue reading Meet Travis Manawa: Fear The Walking Dead

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Episode Summaries for the first 2 episodes of Fear The Walking Dead

Episode 1 – Pilot (August 23, 2015 – 90 minute episode)
A highly dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the onset of the undead apocalypse.

Episode 2 – Close, Yet So Far (August 30, 2015)
While Madison struggles to keep Nick from crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.