Season two of AMC’s The Walking Dead prequel, Fear the Walking Dead, will premiere on April 10, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT and today the network’s released a new poster for the upcoming season. At the end of season one, our small group of survivors of the plague made their way to Strand’s mansion and were about to set sail on his yacht. The new poster shows that they’ve made it out to sea, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Dave Erickson provided insight into what to expect after the group heads out to sea. “There’s a difference between being land-bound and going from town to town and being stuck. The great thing about this boat is we have a wide range of places we could go and a lot of this will feed into the agendas our characters and the things they’re keeping to themselves. It will drive a lot of the tension for the first half of the season,” explained Erickson.
Erickson also told THR that the group would be at sea for a good deal of time in season two. However, he would not say how many ports they’re stopping in or what’s their ultimate destination.
Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, and Colman Domingo as Strand. Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert are the executive producers.
The Plot: Season one left off with Madison (Dickens), Travis (Curtis) and their extended family taking temporary shelter in Strand’s (Colman Domingo) gated estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over Los Angeles, Strand prepares to escape to “Abigail,” his large yacht moored offshore. 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.