The second series of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead gets its global debut next month, with BT TV customers the first UK viewers to see the action.
Filmed at the Baja Studios in Mexico, home to some of the biggest ocean-set films of recent years, the fifteen part series starts with Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff Curtis) and their extended family preparing to escape on Strand’s yacht “Abigail”.
Showrunner Dave Ericsson says the show’s regular characters will “come to realise, very quickly as we move into the first couple of episodes, is that they were not the only people with this bright idea.”
“They’re not the only ones that have decided to become refugees from Los Angeles and make a break for the water. That’s going to create additional conflicts.
“It’s going to be twofold: what do they do when they’re confronted with the infected and what will they do when confronted with other survivors? How do they approach them and where does the greater danger lie?”
Ericsson also says the new series, which is a prequel to AMC’s global hit The Walking Dead, has not yet converged with the parent show’s debut episode.
He commented: “For season one, we talked quite a lot about the idea that we were covering the timeframe in which Rick Grimes was in his coma at the very outset of The Walking Dead.
“Viewers were getting a window on what he missed. But if you actually look at the breakdown of season one of “Fear”, it wasn’t a case of ending on a final frame in the finale from which you could have cut to Georgia just as Rick was about to wake up. If you look at the timing, we’re actually still shy of that point by a couple of weeks.
“So, what’s interesting in how we structured the first season and as we head into the second season, our family has been relatively insulated. We’ve gone from their realisation that things are falling apart and that the world is changing in the first few episodes to the arrival of the National Guard and essentially being stuck in an internment camp.
“They were trusting that things were being repaired in the world outside. So, it wasn’t until the finale that they saw how things were falling apart in such a profound way”.
Season two of Fear the Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on Monday 11th April at 2:00 a.m. – simultaneous to the AMC US premiere – with a repeat later that evening in primetime at 9:00 p.m.
AMC is available to BT TV customers on channel 332 on BT TV and BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192. AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky for customers with an HD subscription.