As the Season 2 premiere of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead approaches, two new cast members have been announced. On top of that, AMC has decided to place the new show against HBO’s juggernaut, Game of Thrones. Which hit show will reign supreme after the dust has settled?
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information about the upcoming Season 2 of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead as well as information about Season 1. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed all available episodes or wish to avoid potential spoilers.
First up, in regard to the latest news about Fear The Walking Dead, AMC has provided a couple of new cast member announcements.
Fear The Walking Dead will return with the first half of its 15 episode season 2 on April 10. It will be given two weeks to re-establish itself with its Walking Dead fan base before HBO throws its juggernaut, Game of Thrones at it on April 24. As Melty points out, HBO’s Game of Thrones has managed to devour every show pitted against it in its time slot. Will Fear The Walking Dead sink against it? Or is two weeks just enough time for Fear to rise above Game of Thrones? Considering the difference in genres for these TV shows, perhaps Fear actually has nothing to worry about in the ratings stakes at all.
Following the premiere of Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead, Talking Dead will air. Chris Hardwick will host as usual and, according to AMC, Talking Dead will “continue its tradition of welcoming cast, producers and celebrity guests to the couch to talk about the newest episode of Fear.”
Finally, for U.K. fans, AMC will be broadcasting Fear at the same time as it does in the U.S. according to Digital Spy. This means fans can tune in early — very, very early — on Monday mornings to watch Fear at the exact same time as the U.S. This means no more worrying about spoilers on social media. U.K. fans can watch Fear The Walking Dead at 2 a.m. on Monday, April 11 and then follow up with Talking Dead at 3 a.m.
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Fear The Walking Dead returns to AMC with Season 2 on Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m.
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