Creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has just confirmed the title of The Walking Dead companion series, which will debut in the summer with a short six-episode season, before the full second season launches in 2016. The title of The Walking Dead spinoff is Fear The Walking Dead. A straightforward title if ever there was one.
The news for the new Walking Dead series was first tweeted by Kirkman on his official account.
Fear The Walking Dead, which will star Cliff Curtis (Missing), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl and House of Cards), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm), will be set in Los Angeles.
AMC and Sundance Channel Global’s president, Bruce Tuchman, was equally enthusiastic, as he shared the news following Mr. Kirkman’s announcement.
“We’re thrilled to bring audiences worldwide ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere so that fans can experience the excitement of one of the year’s most anticipated new dramas together exclusively on AMC Global… AMC has created some of the most compelling programming on television in recent years, and this new show will perfectly complement the popular films and exclusive original series showcased on the network.”
Fear The Walking Dead will run alongside the prime series, but will feature new characters and new storylines, reports Variety. The new Walking Dead series will explore the question of what has been happening with the rest of the world, outside of the scope of The Walking Dead‘s primary storylines. Fear The Walking Dead will give writers and viewers a chance to see what has gone on in the rest of the world.
While there is still some time before the companion series does debut, fans eager for a sneak peek will get to see a teaser following the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead. The after show, The Talking Dead, will host the teaser. The fifth season finale of The Walking Dead airs Sunday, March 29, on AMC.
Elsewhere in the world of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman remains hopeful that Charlie Sheen will consider his offer to join the cast as The Walking Dead‘s newest bad boy, Negan.