The countdown to another Walking Dead series continues. A spin off series, “Fear the Walking Dead” will pretty much tell similar themes of the main series but from a different angle. Check out the new promo below.
Calling the show a “parallel story [rather] than a prequel,” show runner Dave Erickson says the first season will basically take place during the initial period where Rick Grimes was in a coma and does “tie very specifically into the pilot of the original.” It also means that people in this world aren’t used to ‘walkers’ yet or resigned to the hopeless survivalist life that Rick and his people have long adjusted to.
Who knows if this will actually be any good. However like many others I found the video game series, the episode one, better in some cases than the actual television show. The only other thing we know is that the cause of the outbreak will not be revealed in this series. I am sure they will save that one for the main series and the end of it!
Here’s the official synopsis for Fear the Walking Dead:
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series, set in Los Angeles, stars 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.