Good time to be a zombie fanatic. Not only are we getting another series of “The Walking Dead” this year but an additional spin off series in “Fear The Walking Dead”.
AMC has announced an October 11th premiere date for the 90-minute sixth season premiere and also released a trailer to go with it. Additionally, they’ve also announced a “Talking Dead Season 6 Preview Special” for August 23rd at 8pm followed by the premiere of the upcoming spin-off series “Fear the Walking Dead” at 9pm.
The countdown to the other Walking Dead series also continues, a series which will pretty much tell similar themes of the main series but from a different angle.
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.