The trailer opens with an ominous Southern accent that insists that in the throes of the apocalypse, “we do what we think is right — even if it hurts those we love.” We then meet some of the new series’ central protagonists including a pragmatic badass portrayed by Terry Crews. “No one ever thinks bad things are going to happen,” he says. This certainly seems to be the case for a stunned Parker Posey wearing a purple peacoat and pink stole, although Olivia Munn and Poppy Liu’s somber characters seem distinctly more aware of and disillusioned with the chaos that surrounds them. Jessie T. Usher (“The Boys”) plays with an existential crisis while Anthony Edwards’ Stock Man of Science tries to study the poor creatures. All the while, Jillian Bell connects and bickers with Posey’s out of touch Blair — a name that pretty much says it all.
Samantha Morton (reprising her role as Alpha from ‘The Walking Dead’), Embeth Davidtz (‘Ray Donovan’), Lauren Glazier (‘Mindhunter’), and an endless stream of ‘The Walking Dead’ quintessential zombies (sorry , Strays) Create the tonally erratic trailer that zigzags between punchlines about protein powder, grotesque images of the undead and their eating habits, and chilling rhetorical questions. Faces are smeared with blood, a torch-wielding mob of the living attacks one of their own and relationships are explored in the minute-and-a-half preview of the ambitious new universe anthology.