AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Fear the Walking Dead, the impending spin-off of AMC’s hugely popular The Walking Dead. Featuring executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Erickson, who also serves as show runner, the 3-minute-plus clip focuses largely on the shooting of the series in Los Angeles and how the setting has effects the tone and imagery, while also differentiating the series from the Southern-set original. The producers, along with cast members Cliff Curtis and Kim Dickens, also accentuate how the show begins as more of a family drama nestled inside a genre piece, though, frankly, that could just as easily be said about The Walking Dead, which will premiere it’s anticipated sixth season later this year. Meanwhile, Fear the Walking Dead is set to premiere on AMC this August.
Watch the set video below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Fear the Walking Dead:
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.