Fear The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. on AMC with a 90-minute premeire seen around the world. Thank you, Comic-Con!
The companion series/prequel/spinoff to The Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens,Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey. You can expect Fear The Walking Dead to be different than The Walking Dead. Don't expect straight-up zombie fighting from the get-go.
"Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and the fantastic writers, producers, cast and crew responsible for bringing Fear The Walking Dead to life have been hard at work creating an entirely distinct and compelling new series," Charlie Collier, AMC and SundanceTV president, said in a statement. "We join Fear before the rise of the zombie apocalypse with an interesting family dynamic as its entry point. After years of planning, that we are now only six weeks from sharing Fear with the world is truly exciting."
"Having society stripped from these people in real-time is going to make this show more emotional, so that's something that I'm really excited about," Kirkman, executive producer and co-creator of The Walking Dead comic book, said in a video from set.
A second season has already been ordered.
"We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC," Kirkman said in a statement when AMC announced the order. "I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we've accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I'm very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven't scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead."