The fifth season of The Walking Dead came to an end last night, which means we once again have to wait until October until Rick and the gang make their grand return. But have no fear, because we don’t have to wait until October for the return of The Walking Dead…
As we’ve been reporting, AMC is currently hard at work on a spinoff series to the hit zombie show, which last week was officially given the title Fear the Walking Dead. And if you watched The Talking Dead last night, you caught your first sneak peek of the brand new show.
The new series will be set in Los Angeles, centering on a male divorced teacher and a female guidance counselor. The first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.
Check out the first clip from Fear the Walking Dead below, along with a couple images!
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producers of the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner.
Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have been cast, with Dillane playing the woman’s son, who has battled a drug problem, and Debnam Carey playing the woman’s ambitious daughter. The still-growing cast also includes Cliff Curtis and Kim Dickens.
“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president.