The Walking Dead's spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead, is making Los Angeles creeeeepyyyy (extra E's and Y's really tell you how creepy it's going to be). The new show, which stars House of Cards' Kim Dickens and Gang Related veteran Cliff Curtis, is set in Los Angeles at the start of the zombie apocalypse that is currently gripping the mothership series. You'll look at the flu a lot differently now, huh?
AMC has already ordered a second season to premiere in 2016, the first season is six episodes. The trailer below premiered during the season finale of The Walking Dead.
Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam also star in the series from Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Gale Anne Hurd are executive producers on the show. Erickson is service as showrunner.
"We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC," Kirkman said in a statement when the show was announced. "I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we've accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I'm very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven't scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead."
Dickens, who plays Kate Baldwin in season three of Netflix's House of Cards, recently told E! News she was told not to watch The Walking Dead.
"When I was getting close to getting the role I inquired what I should watch of it and they said don't watch it because A. It's going to be different than that and B. Your character wouldn't know what the apocalypse looks like anyway, you know? It was interesting to think of it that way. ‘Oh yeah, I don't need to watch it.' We're going to be doing something different, it's going to be filmed differently," she said. "My character wouldn't know that, she wouldn't have that information so it was a fascinating way to start it, sort of clueless just like the characters really are."
The Walking Dead will return in October, Fear The Walking Dead is scheduled to premiere this summer.