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What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.
 
The series will star Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).
 
Project has been given the green light for two seasons.

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Ah great... the video is blocked in my country  :/

 

I'm interested on this show, I've wanted to know what happened since season 1.

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Hopefully this one works

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That one works! Thanks! :D

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New ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Cast Member Announced And More Starting Date Speculation
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Since the Season 5 conclusion of AMC’s The Walking Dead, fans have been anxiously awaiting the series premiere date for the new Walking Dead companion, Fear The Walking Dead. The only thing we know for certain about the start date is that it will fall sometime during the summer months; that means either June, July, or August. There was earlier speculation the show would premiere on June 12. However, this date is yet to be confirmed or denied by AMC. Although, considering Season 5 finished on March 29 and Season 6 will probably start sometime in October, it would seem likely AMC will place Fear The Walking Dead right in the middle of these dates, which – once again – makes it somewhere around the middle of June, although depending on whether The Walking Dead premieres on October 10 or 17 (these dates are based on previous start dates for The Walking Dead seasons), means this June 12 date could be out by one week, June 19. But is there enough time for AMC to announce a June start date? After all, FX just announced Season 2 of The Strain would commence on July 12, a whole month after fans are estimating the Fear The Walking Dead start date.

The other likely alternative is that AMC will place Fear The Walking Dead directly before the Season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead, so we will get six weeks of Fear The Walking Dead and then straight into the premiere of The Walking Dead. This means fans could potentially expect a start date of Fear The Walking Dead at either August 29 or September 5, 2015. Or AMC could just pick a date that doesn’t coincide with anything they have done before, so fans will just have to wait a bit longer to see when AMC will premiere their new zombie series. Although, considering a long weekend in the US is coming up, fans are wondering if it would be an opportune time for AMC to make an announcement.

 

Now for casting news.

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Recently the Inquisitr announced Elizabeth Rodriguez and Mercedes Mason would be joining the Fear The Walking Dead cast. Now we have a new announcement: the character of Chris, the son of divorced couple, Madison (Kim Dickens) Travis (Cliff Curtis) will be played by Lorenzo James Henrie. Lorenzo will be familiar to fans from the recent movie, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. According to EW, Chris will be a troubled character who deeply resents his parents divorce – blaming his father, Travis, for the breakup. According to Robert Kirkman, the man who created the Walking Dead comic book series and is on board for Fear The Walking Dead as well, this series is all about its core characters, Madison and Travis in particular.

“I think at its core this is a story of Travis and Madison, who are these two schoolteachers that both have kids from previous marriages and are very much in love. And then one of the things that really excites me about this show is the fact that this is a show about two people who are a team, and they do back each other up. They do love and respect each other. They’re a happy couple, which is something that you don’t see a lot of on cable television these days.”

While Kirkman is signed on to AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, he can now add the upcoming Transformers series to his accomplishments, after Deadline announced Paramount and the creative minds behind the Transformers movie, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, had added Robert Kirkman to their lineup of writers for the new series they are developing based on the movie. Joining Kirkman will be Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) and Jeff Pinkner (Amazing Spider-Man 2).

It will be interesting to see how Kirkman juggles two zombies series as well as the new Transformers series.


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2109617/new-fear-the-walking-dead-cast-member-announced-and-more-starting-date-speculation/#cA2Gdh5l8de4lkzm.99

 

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Creator Robert Kirkman finally reveals what Fear the Walking Dead is about

For a while now, everyone has been pretty tight-lipped about Fear the Walking Dead, the upcoming spinoff of The Walking Dead on AMC. Until now that is. Series creator Robert Kirkman recently discussed everything from the show’s main characters to the new take on zombies.
The series focuses on a family headed by a pair of teachers, Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis). Both have been married before and have kids. Travis’ son Chris (Lorenzo James) blames his dad for the breakup with his mom Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez). Meanwhile, Madison’s daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is an over-achieving high schooler, while her son Nick (Frank Dillane) flunked out of college.
Kirkman refers to the non-traditional family dynamic as “icing on the cake” before continuing the analogy with another element of the show. “The fact that we are dealing with the very beginnings of the zombie apocalypse and watching the world crumble around them, and people are very much unprepared for this world that they’re in and having to very quickly adapt—that’s a second piece of cake next to the piece of a cake,” he said.
The writer added that they decided to make Madison and Travis schoolteachers because that vocation translates into useful skills like general intelligence, management skills, and the ability to deal with overwhelming challenges. Those skills will come in handy given the fact that Fear picks up in the very early days of the slowly spreading zombie outbreak.
“It would happen very organically,” Kirkman said. “It would be happening for a while behind the scenes. In pockets of civilization there would be news stories that didn’t really make sense and didn’t seem connected. And that’s kind of where we pick things up. There are a lot of things on the news, there’s a lot of chatter and paranoia and concern. And yet the vast majority of the population is ignoring these things and talking about their daily lives, and that’s kind of where we pick things up. And things ramp up very quickly from there.”
For the zombies themselves, Kirkman said that executive producer, makeup effects wizard, and sometimes-director Greg Nicotero is working on a unique look for the infected, as well as the fresher walkers that will be familiar to viewers of the first season of The Walking Dead. “There’s going to be a lot of differences and definitely a lot of cool things for fans to catch on to, because they’re actually going to see the early days for the first time,” he said.
After explaining that the overall goal of these new characters is simply to survive, Kirkman went on to say that the writers will play with the audience’s knowledge of this world from the original series.
“I think one of the coolest aspects of this show is the fact that the audience is actually going to be ahead of the characters in many ways, and this is something you always try to avoid in fiction because you don’t want your characters to appear foolish,” he said. “You don’t want the audience going, ‘Oh, why did they do that? They shouldn’t have done that.’ But we’re toeing a very important line here where this is a world that the audience is more familiar with than the characters—so that leads us to have situations where the audience is going to be terrified for a character even though they don’t necessarily need to be. There will be situations in the world of Fear The Walking Dead where you’ll know that something that they’re doing is dangerous, but the characters themselves haven’t gotten that information yet. So as we’re telling these stories, we’re going to be able to play with that dynamic in a lot of very cool ways.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman says new show contains clues to the original

We already know that Fear the Walking Dead will show the zombie outbreak as it happens. That is a departure from the original Walking Dead series, which showed us the world Rick Grimes woke up to after a multi-month coma.

That got us wondering: Could those previously unseen details about how the disease first appears and its early stages theoretically be applied to the other show as well? In other words, do the events in Fear the Walking Dead shed light on The Walking Dead’s missing days and weeks and months? We went to the man who created The Walking Dead comic and serves as an executive producer on both programs, Robert Kirkman, to find out—and he assures us that what we learn in Fear will indeed apply to the first show.

“Everything that happens in Fear The Walking Dead is in the same universe as The Walking Dead,” says Kirkman. “So any rule that we find out and anything they see in the early days is definitely something that was happening in the past of the other show. These two shows are very intertwined in the same world, even if their characters aren’t necessarily going to interact because of geographical distances. So yeah, anything that you learn from Fear the Walking Dead will apply to the mythology of The Walking Dead and vice versa. So you are going to get to see that the characters learn that they’re all infected in a much different way. But all the rules do apply and are the same. That will be some of the fun if you’re watching both shows.”

Did you catch that nugget he dropped there, about the characters learning “in a much different way” that they are all infected? Interesting. Very interesting. And it will also be nice to see what exactly happened to society while Rick Grimes was snoozing away in a hospital gown. We’ll finally get that glimpse when Fear debuts in August on AMC.

 

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10 things we learned from the cast and creators of Fear the Walking Dead

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1. It’s early.

We arrive at The Walking Dead with Rick Grimes waking up from a coma in a hospital and we hit the ground running as he tries to catch up to the rest of the world. The timeline is rewound for the spinoff roughly around the time Rick is in the coma. Fear the Walking Dead follows an extended, blended family living in East Los Angeles and this takes place in the outbreak in its infancy. “They're facing their own internal problems that to them is all they think they have to worry about,” Hurd said. “Then THIS happens and ups the emotional stakes.”

 

2. Forget the Grimes family and meet the Bennetts, Manawas and Salazars.

There is no connection to The Walking Dead except the shared universe and knowledge gained by viewers of the future this world seeing it unfold for the last five seasons. What happens in Los Angeles does not directly affect the survivors in Atlanta/Virginia, and vice versa. Kim Dickens plays Madison Bennett, a high school guidance counselor and widow with two children, drug-addicted Nick (Frank Dillane) and overachieving Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey). Cliff Curtis is Travis Manawa, Madison’s fiancee, and a divorced high school English teacher who shares custody of his son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) with ex-wife Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez). Meanwhile, we also get to know a barber named Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades), who moved to L.A. decades ago for a fresh start and is the father to Ofelia (Mercedes Mason). 

“It's a family that's dealing with issues that everyone goes through and then survival, Lord of the Flies stuff,” Mason added. “It's a working class family. When people think of L.A., they think Hollywood, but because it’s East L.A., it’s down to earth. It’s gritty. It feels real.”

“At the beginning you have to establish the relationships between the different families,” Blades shared. “The tensions between the personal human perspectives and cultures–the meeting of two different cultures imposed on one another because of the circumstances.” And it’s through these families that the apocalypse filtered through and we get to see how the magnitude of Los Angeles getting destroyed by the apocalypse.

 

3. Direct me to the young adult section.

Hurd explained that one thing we never really got in The Walking Dead was the young adult experience, which was mostly adults or pre-adolescent children. Fear the Walking Dead features three young adults to begin with. Alicia is all set to go to college and is motivated to be everything her brother, Nick, is not. He flunked his way out of college and is in the middle of dealing with his addiction when the outbreak hits. Meanwhile Chris is still processing his anger towards his father for their destroying their family and trying to start another with Madison.

“Los Angeles is a place of immigrants, reinvention, rebirth,” said Hurd. “You start with characters who are at different stages. Alicia has dreams and ambitions. You have a son who's dealing with drug addiction and a new family unit. You have exes, resentment from a son who feels replacements who are soon-to-be step siblings. All of that is part of the fabric of Los Angeles.”

 

4. More levity...at the start

“When I did Tremé,” shared Dickens. “I talked with people who lived through Katrina and they said they never lost their sense of humor.”

Before the whole world goes to Hell, there are plenty of moments for the series to reflect on the bickering that families do. We’re not talking about Comedy Central, here, but there is more moments of humor as a coping mechanism than The Walking Dead. Of course, the more you have people devouring each other, the mood becomes more dire and desolate. Enjoy the laugh track while it lasts (Just kidding about the laugh track).

 

5. A different structure and pace

The Walking Dead is about strangers whose lives are completely shattered or clinging onto broken fragments of them. The desperation of survival paints them into corners and extreme measures are needed to live. The cast and crew of Fear, insists this is a family drama first and to see whether a blue collar family and all of their relationships can withstand the outbreak. Everything eventually disintegrates in this world but we’re going to watch it devolve and see how this specific family copes with those problems. 

“How would we behave if the world suddenly went to hell?” Blades asked. “Like what Columbus did with indigenous groups here. Would we question the existence of God? Morals are out, authorities out, everything is redefining like in war. It’s happening right now in Syria, where you wake up to a different life in front of their face (than what they had previously). What do we do? What happens?” 

“Here, you have a Latino family that’s not just facing what’s going around, but someone who has already gone through this in their place of origin, are now subjected to it again. They’re forced into another segment of the population that they’re not familiar with because they don’t know how these people are, they don’t necessarily like each other, but they’re helping each other. The pace has to be established. It’s not about killing zombies. It’s about what happened, and what are we going to do? What is acceptable? All of these existential questions are being discussed on the show. It’s entertainment, yes, it’s also an interiority that I found interesting. Nobody’s perfect, we all hide things, and maybe those things become visible that were not justified before and now you have to (step up) and do this. But can you?”

 

6. Wait for the rotting dead

Because it’s so early in the outbreak, there are not as many zombies around and they haven’t been sitting around for a few weeks rotting away. So, expect the undead to look similar to the living at the start. Remember, there’s no guidebook established yet on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, and again, as a reminder, there are no such things as zombies or the idea of them - even in fiction - in this world. Now we’ve learned through The Walking Dead that the fresher the corpse, the more active they are at pursuing their prey, meaning more intense action when a zombie shows itself. The population is at its peak in the show, so there are more people to kill, but this isn’t as pure a genre show as The Walking Dead is. The pedal on the gore level isn’t being put to the metal just yet.

“We have our moments of course, which we’ll build to,” Nicotero said. “But right out of the gate, in the original Walking Dead we had Bicycle Girl and all this stuff, we were bringing the audience up to speed as to what the world was like. In Fear the Walking Dead, the world is evolving with us as opposed to being ahead of them.”

 

7. No authority or alphas

“Outside of a few flashbacks, we don’t get that opportunity to see normal in The Walking Dead,” said Hurd. “Two of the central characters were authority figures in the first season, Rick and Shane. They were police officers, they were the authority you look to, and we see how equipped and ill-equipped they are. At the same time they carry firearms, they are used to taking charge, but there are no alpha characters (in the start of Fear the Walking Dead). Everyone is in a level playing field but everyone finds that they have skills, which can be both an advantage and a disadvantage.”  

Look for Dicken’s character, Madison to show early signs of that alpha mentality, since she has a propensity to make decisions quickly, but it’s done mostly to keep her family safe. Rather that act now and ask questions later, Dickens says they may never ask questions.

 

8. Zombies are the next national disaster

For much of the press tour, the cast of the Fear of the Walking Dead referred to the outbreak as a national disaster, while The Walking Dead cast has never really addressed the event or the cause of the zombie apocalypse, nor did they have to since the cause or a search for a cure has never been a focal point of the story. Rather than recreating The Walking Dead in Los Angeles, Fear sounds more and more like a disaster film where characters are in a heightened state and aware of everything surrounding them. This is a slightly different lens that we're viewing the zombie apocalypse since we’re seeing the outbreak slowly take hold of the city and strangle it, hence, why situations like Katrina and 9/11 have been studied to see what happened in the aftermath. How does that affect the characters?

“Two ways,” Curtis replied. “First, it can pull communities together, where they don’t sweat the small stuff and help each other out. Secondly, in intimate relationships, if you have different opinions about something vital, it can pull you apart. It has this contradictory tension. We’re forced together in communities to cooperate with people we don’t know but internally, intimately it pulls us apart because we don’t agree.”

 

9. The flow of misinformation

Alpert explained one thing they’ll be able to show here that they couldn’t in The Walking Dead is spread of communication and, more specifically, the wrong information. Again in The Walking Dead, computers and cellphones have been rendered useless and hope that a cure or fix is done away with by the end of Season 1. With the time jump back, viewers will see how technology can be part of our downfall.

“One of the things we studied was the misinformation in natural disasters. Everything from what happened in New Orleans following Katrina, to blackouts in New York after 9/11. Watching how that played out–not the real story–the wrong stories that got out there that inflated paranoia–like the giant marauding gangs at the Superdome. How does that get out there? How does that start? How does that change both better or worse the journey for our characters?”

“The linear flow of information is like a 1950’s style science fiction, you get some things right but you imagine as stuff starts happening people’s social media accounts are going to blow up. Is that real? Is that a stunt or a marketing thing? Are they trying to promote something? You’re not going to know what to think about it. We had this the other day with ebola. Is that the end of the world? I don’t know. Most people just changed the channel to find the sports. Watching people absorb information and get wrong information is essential element of what we’re going to explore.”

 

10. Knowledge won't carry over from Fear the Walking Dead into The Walking Dead.

In other words, we won’t learn something about the outbreak or something specific about the nature of walkers that would be helpful to The Walking Dead storyline. Showrunner Dave Erickson confirmed that despite the added metropolitan resources and variables in Los Angeles, the audience won’t be any wiser about the shared universe. When Rick woke up from his coma, he could see that there were attempts by the military and Center for Disease Control (CDC) to contain the outbreak but were abandoned or failed. We get to see first hand what those efforts were but there are no tidbits of information that we can pin some hope that eventually makes it way to Alexandria.

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Trailer! :chicken:

 

 

If you can't see the trailer on the official site:

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:chicken:

Thanks for the 2nd option (of course I couldn't see the first one)

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Looks better than I thought it would be.

On the other hand, the original series is very hit and miss for me now.

So not sure if I want to jump into a second frustrating series.

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I can't wait for this show to start. especially like the cast selections.

It looks like they incorporate alot of current technology (some of these devices weren't out five years go when the original show began), so i'm guessing this series is set in modern-day which would mean The Walking Dead takes place in the future.

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This looks so good. I was always curious how could they end up like that, what happened at the begginings. Can't wait

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August 23rd HYPE!

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I think it was great, can't wait for next week. It looked like a movie. And actors are better than in TWD. We'll see if they can keep this quality...

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Oh, it started already???  :chicken:  :chicken:

Obviously is not in TV here... I'll have to download it or something.

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