Inside Look: Fear The Walking Dead
If you couldn’t get enough of the Walking Dead, don’t worry there’s more! Fear the Walking Dead, a spinoff of the popular show the Walking Dead was recently announced but details surrounding the show were minimal, that is, until now.
Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead series recently revealed some exciting details about the new series.
The series which is set to premiere this summer will center around two Los Angeles schoolteachers in a relationship: widow Madison (Kim Dickens) and divorced Travis (Cliff Curtis). They each bring children from their previous relationships: Madison’s high-school daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and college dropout son Nick (Frank Dillane), along with Travis’ son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie), who blames his father for the break-up with his mother Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez).
Kirkman is excited about the Fear the Walking Dead, as it will give viewers a look at what happens in the very beginning of the zombie outbreak.
“I think one of the coolest aspects of this show is the fact that the audience is actually going to be ahead of the characters in many ways, and this is something you always try to avoid in fiction because you don’t want your characters to appear foolish,” he said. “You don’t want the audience going, ‘Oh, why did they do that? They shouldn’t have done that.’ But we’re toeing a very important line here where this is a world that the audience is more familiar with than the characters—so that leads us to have situations where the audience is going to be terrified for a character even though they don’t necessarily need to be. There will be situations in the world of Fear The Walking Dead where you’ll know that something that they’re doing is dangerous, but the characters themselves haven’t gotten that information yet. So as we’re telling these stories, we’re going to be able to play with that dynamic in a lot of very cool ways.”
Fear the Walking Dead will be hitting the small screen this summer on AMC.