New ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Photos Don’t Have Very Much to Fear
Excitement for The Walking Dead Season 6 not withstanding, we don’t have a particular picture of its spinoff “companion series” Fear The Walking Dead just yet. Now, AMC offers us several literal pictures, but little in the way of anything to fear. Now, eventually you do plan to have dead people on your Walking Dead show, right?
AMC debuted four new photos from late summer’s Fear The Walking Dead, featuring its human cast looking…well, pretty human. Sans the show’s title, you’d never know that zombies lurk just around the corner, though creator Robert Kirkman swears to Entertainment Weekly the series will share DNA with its more violent progenitor:
Everything that happens in Fear The Walking Dead is in the same universe as The Walking Dead. So any rule that we find out and anything they see in the early days is definitely something that was happening in the past of the other show. These two shows are very intertwined in the same world, even if their characters aren’t necessarily going to interact because of geographical distances.
So yeah, anything that you learn from Fear the Walking Dead will apply to the mythology of The Walking Dead and vice versa. So you are going to get to see that the characters learn that they’re all infected in a much different way. But all the rules do apply and are the same. That will be some of the fun if you’re watching both shows.
Thus far of Fear The Walking Dead, The Last Airbender star Cliff Curtis leads the cast as divorced teacher Travis, alongside Gone Girl star Kim Dickens as high school guidance counselor Madison. Also cast in the role of her two children from a previous marriage are Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince star Frank Dillane and AMC pilot Galyntine star Alycia Debnam Carey. Orange is the New Black star Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason also round out the ensemble.
The companion series to AMC’s monster smash will follow its predecessor with a six-episode first season, and a second season of regular length already ordered for 2016. Additionally, while the companion series will begin as a prequel to the zombie apocalypse, creator Robert Kirkman has expressed that the two series will eventually catch up to one another. Walking Dead executive producers Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new L.A.-set series, while Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce, Adam Davidson having directed the pilot.
You can check out the latest videos below, and get ready to Fear the Walking Dead all over again by its unspecified summer 2015 premiere.
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