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'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 2 Begins Shooting in Mexico

AMC announced today the start of production on Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 in the Baja peninsula in Mexico at Baja Studios, site of the filming for Titanic, Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World and other feature films. The companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, Fear the Walking Dead delivered the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history among total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings. Executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert, Fear the Walking Dead returns for a second season of 15 episodes next spring. Here's what showrunner Dave Erickson had to say in a statement.

"We are thrilled to be starting production and even more thrilled to be shooting in Mexico. Baja Studios has been home to some of the greatest ocean-set films in recent years and provides all the creative resources we need to begin this new chapter in the Fear saga. We couldn't be happier."

Season 1 left off with Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff 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. The first season spanned six episodes, set entirely in Los Angeles, with the series premiere watched by 10.1 million viewers, making it the most-watch cable premiere in history.

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. Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia, Rubén Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Masöhn as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand.

AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, will air Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere. AMC Global launched in late 2014 and is available in over 115 countries and territories throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With the premiere set for spring 2016, it's possible this show could return directly after the back half of The Walking Dead Season 6. The Walking Dead's midseason premiere is set to air Sunday, February 14 at 9 PM ET. Stay tuned for more on Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 as production continues in Mexico.

- Brian Gallagher / movieweb.com

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