August can't get here quick enough as we approach the series premiere of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. The show will offer a new story from within the world we have come to know in the original series The Walking Dead. The new series will serve as of prequel of sorts, being set on the opposite side of the country.
"It's taking us back to a time when the walking dead were more dangerous and more of a daily threat. So there is good reason to fear the walking dead." - Robert Kirkman
It almost seems like we must wait an eternity for the premiere. That being said, I'll be cuddling up with my wife and watching Big Brother 17 as I count down the days. But while we wait, lets take a look at who will be starring in the new series.
Well isn't this a familiar face. But why do we recognize Rubén Blades? Perhaps we remember him from Predator 2 (1990).
We can also see him in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) as seen below.
As a bonus, I'll throw in some trivial information for you. In Predator 2 (1990), he played a character with the last name Archuleta who is killed by the bad guy, and in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), his character avenges the death of a partner with the last name Archuleta.
Mercedes Mason moved to the United States from Sweden at the age of 12. At the age of 13 she began a modeling career. But we probably know her best for her starring role in Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011).
Cliff Curtis is an actor we should all recognize. We've seen him as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in Blow (2001), as well as an FBI Deputy Director in Live Free or Die Hard (2007).
Cliff Curtis filmed his part as Pablo Escobar in Blow (2001) in just three days.
Alycia Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress, seen in the movie The Devil's Hand (2014). She can also be seen on the CW's show The 100.
You may remember Kim Dickens best for her work on HBO's series Deadwood. But we've also seen her along Kevin Bacon in Hollow Man (2000).
He who must not be named, Frank Dillane can be seen portraying 16 year old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).
It is also notable that Frank Dillane is the son of actor Stephen Dillane, other wise know as Stannis Baratheon from Game of Thrones.
Colman Domingo can be seen in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999).
Lorenzo James Henrie
Lorenzo James Henrie is a young actor who as already seen some big screen fame as he played a young vulcan bully in Star Trek (2009).
He is also the younger brother to David Henrie who played Ted Mosby's son in How I Met Your Mother.
You may remember Elizabeth Rodriguez along side Jamie Foxx in Miami Vice (2006).
In this film Elizabeth Rodriguez delivers what many consider the best line in the movie.
“That’s not what happens. What will happen is… what will happen is I will put a round at twenty-seven hundred feet per second into the medulla at the base of your brain. And you will be dead from the neck down before your body knows it. Your finger won’t even twitch. Only you get dead. So tell me, sport, do you believe that?”
Sandrine Holt has seen some fame In films such as Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) as well as Underworld: Awakening (2012). You will also be able to see her in the upcoming Terminator Genisys (2015).
Fear the Walking Dead premieres this August!
For those of you who haven't already checked it out. Here is a trailer for Fear the Walking Dead. Enjoy!