AMC’s set an August 23, 2015 premiere date for The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead and they’ve just released a new behind-the-scenes video exploring the setting of the series. The new series starring Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis takes place during the time period when Sheriff Rick (Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead) was in a coma. In the new video, the executive producers reveal more information about what audiences can expect when they tune in to the series set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.
The Fear the Walking Dead Plot:
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Watch the Fear the Walking Dead video:
More on Fear the Walking Dead:
- Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd Interview
- Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, and writer/executive producer David Erickson Interview
- Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, and executive producer Dave Alpert Interview
- Greg Nicotero, Lorenzo James Henrie and Elizabeth Rodriguez Interview