Stock up on supplies and board your windows – the zombie apocalypse is coming. “Fear the Walking Dead,” the AMC spinoff series of “The Walking Dead,” has begun production. The cast and crew of the zombie show were recently photographed filming in Vancouver, Canada.
A press release from the network confirms that the companion series to “The Walking Dead” started Monday – although a pilot episode was filmed previously. While they’re currently working in Vancouver, production is set to move to Los Angeles to film additional scenes.
“Fear the Walking Dead” has some big names from “The Walking Dead” attached to it – like executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. However, there is one new name set to play a big role in the first few episodes – Adam Davidson. Davidson is a co-executive producer for the series and directed the first three installments, which makes up for half of the six-episode freshman season.
Showrunner Dave Erickson is also new to the world of zombies, however he’s prepared to “pull the rug out from under” fans with “Fear the Walking Dead.” A new promo video featuring the executive producers of the series tease that the show delivers a new “vibe” and “feel” that will set it apart from “The Walking Dead.” It’s also at a completely different starting point – taking viewers to the initial start of the outbreak.
Although details are scarce, set photos show characters in hazmat suits. Filming also appears to be taking place outside what appears to be a hospital.
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“Fear the Walking Dead” stars Cliff Curtis (“Gang Related”), Kim Dickens (“Gone Girl”), Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”) and Alycia Debnam Carey (“Into the Storm”). Viewers can catch the new AMC series this summer. Watch the behind-the-scenes video below: