Fear The Walking Dead Writer Explains How Series Fits into The Walking Dead Timeline. As many of us know, Fear The Walking Dead takes place at least six months before the original series starts. So what time are we in now? Dave Erickson knows exactly what timeframe it is.
If you marked off the days [that have passed on air since Fear The Walking Dead debuted], I think right now, by the end of the first half [of Season 2], we’re getting very close to Rick waking up in Georgia,” adding, “[Fear The Walking Dead survivors have] arrived at a place where they’re up to speed on how one deals with the apocalypse and the dead.
Erickson also knows the frustation with fans regarding the show’s pacing, explaining that it’s all due to the timeframe of the show.
By the end of the first [zombie movie] reel, everybody knows the score and is able to kill [the undead] without any thought. They become very practiced at it very quickly. And that was something we wanted to avoid. We wanted to [instead] try to balance expectations of how people should behave once they know there are zombies with this sort of attempted slow burn into the apocalypse from a character standpoint.
The producer went on saying, “That creates frustrations, to a certain degree, because in some instances, you want [the characters] to get it already. And in some circumstances, the things that they do that don’t seem particularly zombie-savvy are, for me, moments where they aren’t zombie-savvy.”
Fear The Walking Dead returns from it’s hiatus on Sunday, August 21 at 9PM.
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