Although the first season of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead ended at a point where some questioned how the show would incorporate zombies into the mix, Robert Kirkman has officially promised fans that Season 2 will feature plenty of zombies. Although Kirkman didn’t elaborate much beyond that, it is a good sign that the show isn’t going to have a zombie-free season.
Season 1 ended with Strand taking the three families to live in his yacht off the mainland. While this is a great idea for the characters to avoid becoming the latest victims in the zombie apocalypse, it left many fans concerned that the next season would see a drastic decline in the zombie department. After all, zombies can’t swim and the water provides a perfect barrier of protection against the undead.
However, Kirkman recently told Entertainment Weekly that a season without zombies was not going to be the case. In fact, the creator of this zombie world shared how producers have plans to included even more of the flesh-eating creatures when the series returns for the second season.
“Anybody who’s concerned about there being not enough zombies because they’re on the water –because I’ve seen some people concerned about that — shouldn’t have any worries there,” Kirkman stated in the interview.
Kirkman went on to add that just because the characters are now on a boat doesn’t mean that the action is going to stop.
“There’s definitely going to be a lot of intense action and a lot of awesome boat stuff. Despite the fact that zombies can’t walk on water and can’t swim, there will be plenty of zombies to be had,” he stated.
At the same time, Kirkman also explained how the show is going to explore different areas in the effort to distinguish it from AMC’s other zombie drama, The Walking Dead. This is part of the reason why they chose to have the characters live on a boat for a while.
“Fear is going to be a journey show the way early seasons of The Walking Dead were a journey,” he stated. “Always trying to differentiate the two shows as much as possible, being on the water is vastly different than being on the land.”
Even though the characters might think the water is a perfect way to escape their quickly deteriorating world, they will encounter plenty of new challenges while out on the water.
“When you see Fear the Walking Dead [Season 2] you’ll probably stop asking why they didn’t just go to the water. You’ll start asking, why won’t they leave the water?” Kirkman explained. “Very dangerous. You’ll see. There’s a lot of cool stuff coming.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Dave Erickson echoed what Kirkman stated about the dangers of being out on a boat with a bunch of other people with similar goals.
“There’s thousands of boats through L.A. County. So a lot of people will stock up the boats and try to get to the water and avoid land as much as humanly possible,” Erickson revealed. “[But] if you look at Strand’s yacht, it’s a pretty handsome vessel. It’s something that you can survive on for a good period of time and that’s something others might covet. So when you get to the question of what’s worse, walker or human, we’ll continue that theme. There will be quite a bit of action on the seas — and we’ll split it between land and water. But it’s going to be an interesting dynamic.”
The second season of Fear the Walking Dead is set to premiere sometime in 2016.
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