“Walking Dead” fans are one step closer to feasting on the AMC zombie spinoff series, “Fear the Walking Dead.” Robert Kirkman, the creator behind both shows, revealed in a recent interview that viewers can expect the new series to premiere this August.
No official premiere date has been announced, however fans knew that “Fear the Walking Dead” would be hitting the small screen at some point this summer. Kirkman confirmed the month during a Q&A with Fangoria. While speaking to the site about expanding “The Walking Dead” universe, the 36-year-old comic book writer let it slip that it will air in August.
“There’s always a possibility for [a limited event spinoff], and I certainly wouldn’t rule it out even though I can say there are no current plans to do that. I think everyone is working hard on ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ to make them the best series they can be, and I think everyone’s happy with their work since we’re all doing our jobs,” Kirman told the site. “I’m really excited for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ to debut in August and for people to see just what we’ve done, but we’re not in a hurry to continue expanding the universe of ‘The Walking Dead.’”
A pilot for the series was already produced, and the cast was filming in Vancouver, Canada earlier this month. The show is set to move production to Los Angeles to film additional scenes, the same city that the series is set in.
Although a different location, “Fear the Walking Dead” is still in the same “Walking Dead” universe. While Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and the rest of the survivors are a couple years deep in the apocalypse, the spinoff series will introduce new characters at the start of the zombie virus. However, Kirkman previously dished at a National Association of Broadcasters panel that the show will not touch on the cause of the virus. Instead, viewers can look forward to seeing the chaos unfold as the mysterious illness sweeps through the country.
“Fear the Walking Dead” stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debham-Carey, Frank Dillane, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James and Ruben Blades.