"Fear the Walking Dead" -- the prequel to you-know-what and therefore one of the most anticipated new series of the year -- has an official launch-date, and now an official trailer too. Both were unveiled at Comic Con -- now on-going -- and released to the press a little while later.

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 The date: August 23 at 9, on AMC, in a 90-minute launch... 

 And the trailer: There's lots to see here, including a fair number of castmembers (they are...Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.)