fear the walking deadA new teaser trailer for "Fear the Walking Dead" introduces viewers to one of the main characters, and introduces the notion that there's plenty to run from in this new, zombie-riddled world.

The short clip centers around Nick (Frank Dillane), who plays the son of Madison (Kim Dickens). The wordless promo features the terrified young man seemingly running for his life, bolting from a house, around a fence, and sprinting down the street, clearly trying to get away from...something. Just what that something is, unfortunately, remains unseen, though whatever it was (perhaps a Z-word?) posed enough of a threat that Nick could barely get himself dressed -- and needs to hitch up his sagging pants -- before attempting to escape.

Though the clip doesn't actually tell us a whole lot about Nick -- just that he's a fast runner, and easily spooked -- co-creator Robert Kirkman spilled some details in an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this month. According to Kirkman, Nick is "pretty much a parent's worst nightmare," who's "flunked out of college, had a lot of trouble, got mixed up in some bad elements, and is definitely the problem child."

Kirkman also told EW that Nick is constantly at odds with his super-smart, seemingly-perfect sister, Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), which causes a lot of tension in their household. Sounds like there will be plenty of drama on "Fear" that doesn't revolve around zombies.

Check out the teaser below. "Fear the Walking Dead" debuts on AMC sometime this August.

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