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Fear The Walking Dead is an American horror television drama companion series of AMC's original The Walking Dead series. Based on the comic series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, Fear The Walking Dead is set in the initial outset of the walking dead virus, with the executive producers being Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.

Originally set in Los Angeles, California, the second season centred around the area of Baja California, in Mexico, which carried over into the third season as well. The series is distinct from the original, with Kirkman himself stating that the show is "technically not a spin-off," because it doesn't have any characters in common with the original series.[1] Furthermore, unlike The Walking Dead, the series starts from the outset of the outbreak (see a timeline here). Following the Clark, Manawa, and eventually Salazar family throughout the first season, Fear The Walking Dead became the most-watched series premiere in basic cable television history, when the pilot episode receiving a total of 10.13 million viewers during its initial broadcast with 6.3 million in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.[2][3]

Development

On March 9, 2015, AMC announced that Fear the Walking Dead, a companion series to The Walking Dead had been picked up for two seasons[4] with the first stages of production beginning on May 11, 2015 in Vancouver.[5] The first season premiered on August 23, 2015 on AMC and consisted of six episodes.

The second season - consisting of fifteen episodes - was announced to have began filming in Baja, Mexico on December 3, 2015[6] and began premiering on April 10, 2016.[7] The second season was split - the first seven episodes from April 10th, and the remaining eight later in the year[8] with the second part of the second season beginning on August 21st. [9] AMC has confirmed that the show will be renewed for a third[10] and fourth season.[11]

Episodes

Season 1

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "Pilot" Dave Erickson
Robert Kirkman
Adam Davidson August 23, 2015 10.13 million
2. "So Close, Yet So Far" Marco Ramirez Adam Davidson August 30, 2015 8.18 million
3. "The Dog" Jack LoGiudice Adam Davidson September 13, 2015 7.19 million
4. "Not Fade Away" Meaghan Oppenheimer Kari Skogland September 20, 2015 6.62 million
5. "Cobalt" David Wiener Kari Skogland September 27, 2015 6.65 million
6. "The Good Man" Robert Kirkman
Dave Erickson
Stefan Schwartz October 4, 2015 6.86 million

Season 2

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "Monster" Dave Erickson Adam Davidson April 10, 2016 6.67 million
2. "We All Fall Down" Kate Barnow
Brett C. Leonard
Adam Davidson April 17, 2016 5.58 million
3. "Ouroboros" Alan Page Stefan Schwartz April 24, 2016 4.73 million
4. "Blood in the Streets" Kate Erickson Michael Uppendahl May 1, 2016 4.80 million
5. "Captive" Carla Ching Craig Zisk May 8, 2016 4.41 million
6. "Sicut Cervus" Brian Buckner Kate Dennis May 15, 2016 4.49 million
7. "Shiva" David Wiener Andrew Bernstein May 22, 2016 4.39 million
8. "Grotesque" Kate Barnow Daniel Sackheim August 21, 2016 3.86 million
9. "Los Muertos" Alan Page Deborah Chow August 28, 2016 3.66 million
10. "Do Not Disturb" Lauren Signorino Michael McDonough September 4, 2016 2.99 million
11. "Pablo & Jessica" Kate Barnow Uta Briesewitz September 11, 2016 3.40 million
12. "Pillar of Salt" Carla Ching Gerardo Naranjo September 18, 2016 3.62 million
13. "Date of Death" Brian Buckner Christoph Schrewe September 25, 2016 3.49 million
14. "Wrath" Kate Barnow Stefan Schwartz October 2, 2016 3.67 million
15. "North" Dave Erickson Andrew Bernstein October 2, 2016 3.05 million

Season 3

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "Eye of the Beholder" Dave Erickson Andrew Bernstein June 4, 2017 3.11 million
2. "The New Frontier" Mark Richard Stefan Schwartz June 4, 2017 2.70 million
3. "TEOTWAWKI" Ryan Scott Deborah Chow June 11, 2017 2.50 million
4. "100" Alan Page Alex Garcia Lopez June 18, 2017 2.40 million
5. "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" Suzanne Heathcote Daniel Stamm June 25, 2017 2.50 million
6. "Red Dirt" Wes Brown Courtney Hunt July 2, 2017 2.19 million
7. "The Unveiling" Mark Richard Jeremy Webb July 9, 2017 2.62 million
8. "Children of Wrath" Jami O'Brien Andrew Bernstein July 9, 2017 2.40 million
9. "Minotaur" Dave Erickson
Mike Zunic
Stefan Schwartz September 10, 2017 2.14 million
10. "The Diviner" Ryan Scott Paco Cabezas September 10, 2017 2.14 million
11. "La Serpiente" Mark Richard
Lauren Signorino
Josef Wladyka September 17, 2017 1.99 million
12. "Brother's Keeper" Wes Brown Alrick Riley September 24, 2017 2.08 million
13. "This Land Is Your Land" Suzanne Heathcote Meera Menon October 1, 2017 2.36 million
14. "El Matadero" Alan Page Stefan Schwartz October 8, 2017 2.23 million
15. "Things Bad Begun" Jami O'Brien Andrew Bernstein October 15, 2017 2.23 million
16. "Sleigh Ride" Dave Erickson
Mark Richard
Andrew Bernstein October 15, 2017 2.23 million

Season 4

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "What's Your Story?" Scott Gimple
Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
John Polson April 15, 2018 4.09 million
2. "Another Day in the Diamond" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis April 22, 2018 3.07 million
3. "Good Out Here" Shintaro Shimosawa Dan Liu April 29, 2018 2.71 million
4. "Buried" Alex Delyle Magnus Martens May 6, 2018 2.49 million
5. "Laura" Anna Fishko Michael Satrazemis May 13, 2018 2.46 million
6. "Just in Case" Richard Naing Daisy Mayer May 20, 2018 2.31 million
7. "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now" Melissa Scrivner-Love Sarah Boyd June 3, 2018 1.97 million
8. "No One's Gone" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis June 10, 2018 2.32 million
9. "People Like Us" Anna Fishko Magnus Martens August 12, 2018 1.88 million
10. "Close Your Eyes" Shintaro Shimosawa Michael Satrazemis August 19, 2018 1.86 million
11. "The Code" Andrew Chambliss
Alex Delyle
Tara Nicole Weyr August 26, 2018 1.83 million
12. "Weak" Kalinda Vasquez Colman Domingo September 2, 2018 1.52 million
13. "Blackjack" Ian Goldberg
Richard Naing
Sharat Raju September 9, 2018 1.71 million
14. "MM 54" Anna Fishko
Shintaro Shimosawa
Lou Diamond Phillips September 16, 2018 1.87 million
15. "I Lose People..." Kalinda Vasquez David Barrett September 23, 2018 2.03 million
16. "... I Lose Myself" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis September 30, 2018 2.13 million

Season 5

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "Here to Help" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis June 2, 2019 1.97 million
2. "The Hurt That Will Happen" Alex Delyle Jessica Lowrey June 9, 2019 1.69 million
3. "Humbug's Gulch" Ashley Cardiff Colman Domingo June 16, 2019 1.76 million
4. "Skidmark" Samir Mehta Tara Nicole Weyr June 23, 2019 1.66 million
5. "The End of Everything" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis June 30, 2019 1.71 million
6. "The Little Prince" Mallory Westfall Sharat Raju July 7, 2019 1.49 million
7. "Still Standing" Richard Naing Marta Cunningham July 14, 2019 1.39 million
8. "Is Anybody Out There?" Michael Alaimo Michael Satrazemis July 21, 2019 1.60 million
9. "Channel 4" David Leslie Johnson Dan Liu August 11, 2019 1.40 million
10. "210 Words Per Minute" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Ron Underwood August 18, 2019 1.37 million
11. "You're Still Here" Alex Delyle
Mallory Westfall
K.C. Colwell August 25, 2019 1.44 million
12. "Ner Tamid" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis September 1, 2019 1.14 million
13. "Leave What You Don't" Ashley Cardiff
Nick Bernadone
Daisy Mayer September 8, 2019 1.45 million
14. "Today and Tomorrow" Richard Naing
David Leslie Johnson
Sydney Freeland September 15, 2019 1.31 million
15. "Channel 5" Samir Mehta
Michael Alaimo
David Barrett September 22, 2019 1.34 million
16. "End of the Line" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis September 29, 2019 1.51 million

DVD Releases

Season Episodes DVD and Blu-ray™ release
United States United Kingdom Australia Special Edition
1 6 December 1, 2015 December 7, 2015 March 2, 2016 March 22, 2016
2 15 December 13, 2016[12] N/A N/A N/A

Cast

Main article: Fear The Walking Dead Characters

Awards & Nominations

E! Online Best. Ever. TV. Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2015 New Show You're Most Excited to See[13] Fear the Walking Dead Winner

Saturn Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2016 Best Horror Television Series

[14]

Fear the Walking Dead Nominated
Best Actress on Television

[14]

Kim Dickens Nominated
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series

[14]

Frank Dillane Nominated

Writers Guild of America Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2016 Short Form New Media – Adapted[15] L. Signorino and Mike Zunic for "Part 8" Nominated

Videos

Promos

Trivia

  • The first episode and exteriors were shot in LA, the rest of Season 1 was shot in Vancouver, Canada. Season 2 and Season 3 were primarily shot in Mexico and southern California. Season 4 was shot in Texas.
  • As opposed to using the 16mm cameras used in the original series, Fear the Walking Dead is shot digitally.
  • Cobalt was the original placeholder name for Fear.

References

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