Opening scene from ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off series unveiled – watch

'Fear The Walking Dead' premieres on AMC this Sunday

The first three minutes of Fear The Walking Dead, AMC’s forthcoming The Walking Dead spin-off series, is now available to watch online.

AMC shared the spin-off’s opening scene on Facebook earlier today ahead of the show’s premiere this Sunday – check it out below.

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: #FearBeginsHere this Sunday at 9/8c.

Posted by Fear the Walking Dead on Thursday, August 20, 2015

The first season of Fear The Walking Dead will comprise six episodes and is set to premiere on AMC on August 23, and the network has already ordered a second season to follow in 2016.

In the UK, Fear The Walking Dead will begin on August 31 when AMC launches in the UK. The UK channel will be available exclusively to BT customers through BT TV.

The spin-off series is set in the midst of the same zombie apocalypse as The Walking Dead, but takes place in a different location, Los Angeles, and focuses on different characters and storylines. The spin-off has been co-created by Robert Kirkman, whose graphic novel also provided the basis for The Walking Dead.

Its main cast includes young British actor Frank Dillane, who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Orange Is The New Black‘s Elizabeth Rodriguez, Missing‘s Cliff Curtis and former Treme star Kim Dickens.

The Walking Dead has been a huge hit for AMC since it debuted in 2010, with its season five premiere, shown in October, attracting the highest ever audience for a drama in US cable TV history.