Fear the Walking Dead - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: The pilot episode of Fear the Walking Dead does a solid job of establishing its characters and milieu, and provides enough tense moments to please diehard Dead-heads.

Episode Info

In the opener of this "The Walking Dead" spin-off, a dysfunctional blended family is forced together when they realize a reported virus is actually the start of the zombie apocalypse.


Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Alycia Debnam-Carey
as Alicia Clark
Patricia Reyes Spíndola
as Griselda Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
Mercedes Mason
as Ofelia Salazar
Toni French
as National Guard Driver
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Critic reviews for Pilot

Fear the Walking Dead, slow in its pilot but promising, needs to decide which version of this story it wants to be.

August 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Fear the Walking Dead takes ample advantage of its large setting and new blood. From churches and alleyways to beaches and freeways, the slow-boil large landscape aspects of the story are exciting.

August 24, 2015 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

All told, this isn't the strongest series premiere I've ever seen. The Walking Dead's first episode is much better and more memorable. But it's not bad, either.

August 24, 2015 | Full Review…

One of the pleasures of Fear the Walking Dead, then, might be these characters figuring out how to deal with the zombie outbreak on their own, on the fly.

August 24, 2015 | Full Review…

From the casting to the writing to the camera work to the family drama, the goal here seems to be something a little more artful than what's come before. And the potential is there.

August 24, 2015 | Full Review…

"Pilot" is nowhere near that good [as the original's pilot]. But it is strong enough to suggest a bright future for this spin-off.

August 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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