Fear The Walking Dead to Have 15 Episodes for its Second Season. Fear The Walking Dead hasn’t aired yet, but the producers are already looking ahead for season two. With 15 episodes ordered for the second season, expect to see more zombie outbreaks and paranoia.
The freshman season of Fear The Walking Dead hasn’t premiered yet, but the creators have already given a tease at what’s coming up. Speaking with the media at the Television Association Summer Press Tour (via TVLine), AMC President Charlie Collier gave some good news that the already ordered second season will have 15 episodes, more than the episode count for the first season.
So it looks like the show’s first season will move in a steady pace, meaning that we will only see the early signs of the inevitable zombie outbreak. “We purposely built the show a bit more slowly than the original,” showrunner Dave Erickson told reporters. “We call them ‘infected’ and not ‘walkers.’ There’s absolutely going to be walkers, [but] there will be a build.”
Erickson also adds that while the show will put the spotlight on the “anxiety and paranoia and tension” from the early days of the virus, the turmoil and panic will quickly spread in a much larger scale in season two. “By the end of Season 1, we definitely know the world has changed,” he states. “It is the end of the world as we know it.”
But will there be a crossover with original series The Walking Dead? Unfortunately, the showrunner claims that there won’t be any in the foreseeable future. “There’s no crossover plans right now,” Erickson asserted, “We’re telling parallel narratives that live under the same mythological umbrella… but there’s no intention of having Easter eggs or character references.”
Are you guys hyped for Fear The Walking Dead? Starring Cliff Curtis and Kim Dickens, the spin-off premieres on Sunday, August 23.
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