The Walking Dead has always been an exercise in imagining what would happen in a post-apocalyptic world, where people are forced into extreme situations, needing to make equally drastic and unforgiving decisions. But, as in most dystopian stories, it always feels like there are so many more stories that exist in that world; perhaps different settings, people or circumstances would present a variety of other outcomes.
Since the ratings have exploded, AMC plans to do that this season with Fear the Walking Dead, a six-episode companion to The Walking Dead premiering Aug. 23, 9/8C, followed by a 15-episode Season 2 in 2016. While the parent show uses the comic books by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charles Adlard’s to guide them through each season, Fear is unknown territory and has been shrouded in mystery until this past week. Blastr sat down with several cast members of the show, including Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Fank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Cary, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Manson, Lorenzo James Henrie and Elizabeth Rodriguez, as well as producers Dave Erickson, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Gale Anne Hurd, and here’s what we found out.