During the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead, we were treated to an ever so slight sneak peek at it's new companion series, Fear The Walking Dead. The new spin off series or prequel series rather, takes place in Los Angeles at the start of the zombie outbreak.
The new series will have all new characters and at this time will have no ties to the existing series other than it talking place in the same zombie apocalyptic Walking Dead world. Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, has commented on disliking fan favorite episodes like "TS-19" that had dealt with possible causes of the outbreak. So, it will be interesting just how much we will learn about the start or the cause of the zombie virus in this new series. Below is the official synopsis of new series:
What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in The Walking Dead? This summer, AMC will answer that question with Fear The Walking Dead, an all-new original series set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world.Here's a look at the new teaser:
Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis as a divorced teacher Sean Cabera, and Kim Dickens, previously seen in Deadwood and Lost, as guidance counselor Nancy Tomkins. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey star as Nancy's kids, Nick and Ashley. The series will eventually catch up to the events of The Walking Dead.
AMC definitely has faith in the series as it has picked up the TV show for two seasons, kicking off with six one-hour episodes for the first season, which will premiere this Summer.
I have news for you buddy, it's not the flu. Anyone else excited for the new Walking Dead series?
(via Comic Book)
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