What if the world and the life you know suddenly ends and you are left without nothing, but the only chance to survive? That’s probably the main idea of Fear the Walking Dead, another new drama with zombie apocalypse theme as the main background. Despite the name, it is nothing similar to The Walking Dead – only the setting and the universe. This drama not only focuses on a family’s attempt to survive but also to the secrets kept behind closed door. It seems that when you are dealing with zombie apocalypse situation, be prepared to reveal all the hidden secrets.
Fear the Walking Dead is about the struggle of the fractured family in the middle of the undead swarm. The setting is a small town where most people come to escape from past life; they want to forget their past and make sure that their secrets remain secrets. The main focus is the character of Madison Clark (played by Kim Dickens), a guidance counselor in a high school, and Travis Manawa (played by Cliff Curtis), an English teacher. They are trying hard to maintain the stability and balance of the high school, as well as being pressured to blend two different families – at the same time, they have to deal with difficult children who like are resentful and not-very-easy to deal with. As if they didn’t have enough on their plates, societies started to crumble down as the zombie apocalypse is coming. They have to struggle hard to survive and they only have two options: accept their dark histories or reinvent themselves.
Sounds like a promising plot to follow, eh? It seems that the drama aspect also plays an important role in this show, making it somehow more humane and favorable. That’s why the producers decide to have Season 2. In fact, some plans have been made in relation to this new series. AMC has announced that Season 2 Fear the Walking Dead will have 15 episodes. Back then in March, the producers have set their minds to have two seasons, and it is confirmed that 15 episodes will air following 2016. The premiere will take place on Sunday, August the 23rd 2015 at 21:00 with 90 minutes duration. It will air through AMC Global channels at the same time, and then re-air according to different local time zones. There will also be Talking Dead special episode with Chris Hardwick as the host, following the finale of season one – which is planned to take place on Sunday, October the 4th around 22:00 – but only in US.
Aside from all those planning, the producer has finally launched a new teaser. In case you are interested to see what the series will look like, you can see it on the provided link. AMC Studios will be responsible for producing the series, along with executive producers of Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, David Erickson, David Alpert, and Greg Nicotero. Besides Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Ruben Blades, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie, and Mercedes Mason will be the main casts.