A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “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. Co-Executive Producer Adam Davidson, who directed the pilot, is also directing the second and third episodes. The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, premiered on AMC August 23rd. Season two will consist of 15 episodes to air in 2016.
The first episode of Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462 is set to air October 4th online at AMC.com with subsequent episodes airing every Sunday both online and as a promo during the broadcast of The Walking Dead. All 16 episodes will clock in just under one minute in length and by the end of the webseries, one survivor will join the cast of Fear The Walking Dead season two.
“‘Flight 462’ is a great extension of the world of ‘Fear’ and will engage fans across multipleplatforms with another riveting story set at the start of the fall of civilization. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dave Erickson and David Wiener on another piece of original content. Watching how they’ll bring one of these new characters to the second season of ‘Fear’ will be really exciting for viewers to follow.” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV.
The premise is simple — during the initial zombie outbreak, an airplane winds up in turmoil with one passenger making it out alive and in order to find out who – you have to watch the world’s slowest webseries in the history of webseries. The webseries is written by L. Signorino and Mike Zunic and directed by “Fear The Walking Dead” director of photography Michael McDonough.
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the earlier, more dangerous, more terrifying days of ‘The Walking Dead,’” said Kirkman. “A time when danger was lurking around every corner and the thing mostly likely to get you killed was your own ignorance of the rapidly changing world around you. The stakes are going to be higher and the ride more intense. We’re going to show people all the insanity of civilization crumbling that Rick Grimes slept through. Buckle up.”
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