Fear The Walking Dead is a companion series to AMC’s The Walking Dead television show, based on the popular graphic novel franchisecreated by Robert Kirkman .
Robert Kirkman , Gale Anne Hurd , Gregory Nicotero and David Alpert will serve as executive producers, and Dave Erickson will serve as co-creator / showrunner on the series.
On March 9, 2015, the AMC gave the official green light to the project as a complete series and also renewed it for a second season to premiere in 2016. 
The first season of Fear The Walking Dead premiered on August 23, 2015 and will consist of 6 episodes, just like the original series . The international broadcast is provided by AMC Global , with plans to rebroadcast the episodes within 24 hours of their release in the United States. [two]
- About the series
- About the series
” Fear the Walking Dead ” takes us to the very beginning of the zombie apocalypse : a time when the world was changing rapidly due to unknown causes and before anyone could understand exactly what was happening; a time when existence as everyone had known it was disrupted and altered in a way never before imagined. The challenges to be overcome are immense in the face of the insane spectacle of a crumbling civilization. “Fear the Walking Dead” is a journey that documents the end of time, dramatizing the terrifying disintegration of society through the eyes of a family as dysfunctional as it is united. Located in the city of Los Angelesand focused on new characters and story lines, “Fear the Walking Dead” stars Kim Dickens ( “Gone Girl,” “Sons of Anarchy” ) as Madison; Cliff Curtis ( “Missing,” “Gang Related” ) as Travis; Frank Dillane ( “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” ) as Nick, and Alycia Debnam-Carey ( “Into the Storm” ) as Alicia. Other performers with a regular presence on the program are Elizabeth Rodríguez ( “Orange is the New Black” ) as Liza; Lorenzo James Henrie ( “Star Trek” ) as Chris; Ruben Blades( “Safe House” ) as Daniel, and Mercedes Mason ( “Quarantine 2: Terminal” ) as Ophelia. 
On September 16, 2013, AMC announced plans to create a companion series for The Walking Dead show and revealed that the new project was in the early stages of development and would likely be released in 2015.
The opportunity to do a show that is not bound by the events of the comic, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity in motion. – Robert Kirkman
“Building on the success of the hottest series on adult television 18-49 is literally a very easy decision,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president and general manager. “We look forward to working with Robert, Gale and Dave again as we develop an entirely new story and cast of characters. It’s a big world and we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse. “
“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth season, and in my opinion the best season of the television series, I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to create a new corner. from the Walking Dead universe , ” Kirkman said . “The opportunity to do a show that is not bound by the events of the comic, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity in motion.”
On March 28, 2014, it was officially confirmed that Dave Erickson ( Sons of Anarchy, Low Winter Sun ) would serve as showrunner and co-writer for the new series.
Initial rumors indicated that the project would serve as a kind of prequel to the original series and that it would focus on the events that led to the main apocalypse, although neither the network nor the producers offered more information about it and only revealed that technically it will not be a ” spin-off “as it will not feature characters from The Walking Dead television series .
AMC has promised that TWD: 2.0 will shed light on a never-before-seen new corner of the zombie apocalypse – perhaps one where the living outnumber the undead.
“We’re going to see a totally different corner of The Walking Dead ,” Kirkman told IGN in an October 2013 interview. “It definitely won’t be set in Georgia – at least I can say that. It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. alone. The spinoff has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’re exhausted. So that’s something we’re all working hard to do, and I think we can pull it off. I think the ideal situation is , when you’re watching the spin-off, be like, ‘Wow, this is a really awesome show.’ The other show doesn’t have to exist for this new series to be fresh and stand on its own. ” 
On September 5, 2014, the network formally gave the green light to the pilot episode of this new series.  On September 27, 2014, the possible characters that would make up the main cast were announced.  On October 24, 2014, it was revealed that Adam Davidson would be in charge of directing the pilot episode. 
Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis, original protagonists of Fear The Walking Dead.
On December 2, 2014, the first names of the actors who were selected to be in the program were announced, being Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey who will play the brothers Nick and Ashley Tompkins respectively, as well as the tentative title of the new project, which would be “Cobalt”. [eleven]
On December 4, 2014, it was reported that Cliff Curtis ( Gang Related, Missing ) was cast as the male lead of the new series and would play Sean Cabrera . 
On December 16, 2014, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the spin-off is indeed a prequel to the original series and will be set in the city of Los Angeles at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.  He also mentioned that the first sketches for the pilot episode feature a character who appeared briefly in one of the key episodes of the first season .
On January 19, 2015, the script for the first episode was leaked online and it was revealed that the series is titled “Fear The Walking Dead . ”  The new show will definitely focus on the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse, with the ” walkers ” still largely unknown to the public. The first episode will be written by Kirkman and Erickson. [fifteen]
On December 23, it was announced that actress Kim Dickens ( Gone Girl, Treme, Sons Of Anarchy ) was cast as the female lead and will play Nancy Tompkins. 
On January 23, 2015 Nerdist.com (owned by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick) revealed that one of the characters from the spin-off titled Fear The Walking Dead is planned to appear on the main series during season six , in a story arc of 6 episodes. 
On March 9, 2015, the press announced that the AMC had given the official green light to the project as a complete series and had also renewed it for a second season to premiere in 2016.  “We feel strengthened by this A two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our AMC network partners , “Executive Producer Robert Kirkman said in a statement. 
Main cast of the first season. From left to right: Kim Dickens is Madison; Cliff Curtis is Travis; Alycia Debnam Carey is Alicia; Frank Dillane is Nick.
According to executive producer David Alpert , while the new series will take place in the same universe as the parent show – The Walking Dead – it will be a radically different animal. “It’s not a prequel,” said Alpert. “We’re going to play with the timeline a bit, so you can see things that you haven’t seen in [The Walking Dead]. He further added, ” There will only be six seconds of reference to the parent series. Six seconds Apart from that, the program will be a totally independent thing. The rules will be the same: zombies do not speak, and there will be no zombie animals. But aside from that, in terms of references and the like, there will only be a few little Easter eggs – and those six seconds. ” 
On March 14, 2015 Robert Kirkman for his part mentioned that the companion series will start as a prequel but will eventually catch up with the timeline of the original series. “But I wouldn’t call it a ‘prequel’ because in its entirety the show won’t take place before [The Walking Dead]. Eventually it will converge on the same path, happening at the same time.” Kirkman said. He also hinted that there could be narrative connections between the two shows, but only cited elements that only the viewer will be able to notice and highlighted that both shows will exist on their own.”One of the things that we are trying to do with the new show is to avoid it being something derivative (…) It will work on its own and the viewer will have an experience of their own. But if they are following both shows there are things like ‘Oh they found out this, or they discovered that in a different way ‘. ” He mentioned that there will be many things that the characters will have to learn from the Walking Dead universe on their own, and that there will possibly be some things that will be discovered in the companion series that have not yet been discovered in the other show. “It’ll be like, ‘Oh, they ran into a zombie in The Walking Dead season 4 who could do this and now we know why that was.'” The executive producer pointed out. [twenty-one]
On March 26, 2015, it was announced that the first official trailer for Fear The Walking Dead would air during the Talking Dead program corresponding to the final episode of the fifth season , on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
On July 10, 2015 during San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that the premiere date of the first season would be Sunday, August 23, 2015 simultaneously in the United States and the rest of the countries, and also released the official trailer for the series. It was also confirmed that the first episode would have an extended duration of 90 minutes.
On July 31, 2015, the AMC announced that the second season would consist of 15 episodes.
The series has from its inception with a cast made up of several main actors and actresses who are listed in the opening credits, and others who retain the status of recurring characters and who, like the main, long story arcs that last several seasons.