For fans who were just getting into the routine of watching AMC’s newest zombie apocalypse program, Fear The Walking Dead, the announcement of a one week hiatus is definitely a blow. While AMC will be repeating Episodes 1 and 2 next week, Episode 3 (entitled “The Dog”) will premiere on September 13, 2015.
Unfortunately, with Labor day falling next weekend, it appears AMC has decided to put Fear The Walking Dead on hiatus for one week. While this may disappoint the fans, it also means that Fear The Walking Dead will run straight from its Season 1 finale on Sunday October 4 to the Season 6 premiere of its companion series, The Walking Dead on Sunday October 11.
However, to keep Walking Dead fans happy, AMC will be replaying Episode 1 (“Pilot”) and Episode 2 (“So Far, Yet So Close”) on repeat from 6 p.m. until Midnight. Then, on September 13, when Episode 3 does premiere, fans will also be able to watch all three episodes in a row starting at 6.30 p.m. At least then, fans will be able to get the “six-hour movie” feel that Fear The Walking Dead’s showrunner, Dave Erickson was aiming for when he spoke to TV Line earlier this year.
And, if previous years are anything to go by, when Season 6 of The Walking Dead returns in October, fans will not only have the Walking Dead marathon of Seasons 1 to 5 to enjoy all in one hit, but there will also be Fear The Walking Dead in its entirety as well before the marathon starts which will add a completely different element to the normal schedule.
The Synopsis for Episode 3 (“The Dog”) of Fear The Walking Dead is as follows.
“After they escape a riot, Travis, Liza and Chris seek refuge with the Salazars; Madison defends her home.”
Fear The Walking Dead is the newest companion series for The Walking Dead and precedes the events in Season 1 of The Walking Dead. Not only does it help to fill out the gaps presented due to Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) being in a coma, but it is situated in an entirely different location, giving Walking Dead fans the opportunity to see how the zombie virus unfurled in a city landscape. Added to this is the recent announcement that an other companion program (this time only clocking in at 30 minutes rather than an entire new series) will be developed showing the Walking Dead outbreak as it occurs on a plane.
Fear The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday September 13, 2015.
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