“Fear The Walking Dead” Companion Series.

RazedInBlack

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Finally some detail on the companion series:

Deadline not only has the first casting, but also the vague scope of AMC’s new “The Walking Dead” companion series.

Frank Dillane, pictured above, and Alycia Debnam Carey, below, have been cast in the pilot, created by Robert Kirkman, on whose graphic novel “The Walking Dead” was based, and Dave Erickson.

Adam Davidson will direct the pilot, known as “Cobalt,” which takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted on “The Walking Dead” but in a different location.

It revolves around a male divorced teacher and a female guidance counselor. Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) plays the woman’s son, who has battled a drug problem. Aussie Debnam Carey (Into the Storm) plays the woman’s ambitious daughter.
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3323021/first-details-walking-dead-companion-series/
 

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Another update:

Zombie’s Infect Hollywood In AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Spinoff?!

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” spinoff, tentatively titled “Cobalt,” is getting behind the cameras both literally and figuratively.

While the AMC series, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic, is set in desolate Georgia, the planned spinoff will be heading to Los Angeles, California, writes TVLine.

“Almost from the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, fans have been curious about what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world,” said AMC President Charlie Collier back in September.

As previously reported, there’s buzz that the offshoot — penned by showrunner Dave Erickson and “TWD” creator Robert Kirkman — will be a prequel of sorts, one that would chronicle the early days of the epidemic and the effort to contain it.

The cast includes Cliff Curtis (Gang Related), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince‘s Tom Riddle) and Aussie actress Alycia Debnam Carey (McLeod’s “Daughters”).

Adam Davidson will direct the untitled “Walking Dead” spinoff, code name “Cobalt.”

Zombies invade Hollywood. Thoughts? I like the change of scenery In fact, I really hope that they drop the “apocalypse” garb and start raiding some of the celebs closets. Maybe Bill Murray will make an appearance? Lulz…
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3324892/zombies-infect-hollywood-amcs-walking-dead-spinoff/
 

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AMC Announces Two-Season Order for The Walking Dead Companion Series

AMC today announced that it has placed an initial two-season order for a companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for going on three seasons.

The new series (title to be announced) will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producers of the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (Marco Polo, Sons of Anarchy), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an Executive Producer and Showrunner. The series will star Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).

“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and their writing team, along with an incomparable set of producers, cast and crew have created something remarkable and clearly distinct. We respectfully follow the request of Monty Python as we bring out (the latest of) our Dead.”

“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” Kirkman said. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”

“This vote of confidence from our partners at AMC is gratifying, to say the least,” Erickson said. “We’ve been blessed with amazing writers and a stellar cast — and we can’t wait to build this apocalyptic drama over the next two seasons and hopefully beyond.”

In addition, AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, announced it has acquired the international television rights to the series, which it plans to air within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere. AMC Global launched in late 2014 and is available in over 115 countries and territories throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
 

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New trailer and synopsis for Walking Dead spin-off...

A batch of new goodies have arrived online as part of ABC's promotional push for new spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead, with the unveiling of a brand new trailer and the first official synopsis.

The new trailer continues in the same vein as its predecessors by placing the emphasis on the series' new characters. Still no sign of the walkers, and it will be interesting to see whether the network continues to keep them under wraps until the show hits the airwaves.

Check out the new trailer, at the link below…
http://www.gamesradar.com/new-trail...book&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=totalfilm

[video]https://youtu.be/QUv8L28UZyg[/video]
 

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[video=youtube;gB2DTwGCxZA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB2DTwGCxZA&feature=youtu.be[/video]
 

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Fear the Walking Dead trailer finally emerges

After many months of bite-sized teasing, a full trailer for the upcoming companion series “Fear the Walking Dead” has finally debuted online which you can check out below. The series is set to premiere on AMC Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an extended 90-minute episode.

“Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and the fantastic writers, producers, cast and crew responsible for bringing ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ to life have been hard at work creating an entirely distinct and compelling new series,” said Charlie Collier, AMC and SundanceTV president. “We join ‘Fear’ before the rise of the zombie apocalypse with an interesting family dynamic as its entry point. After years of planning, that we are now only six weeks from sharing ‘Fear’ with the world is truly exciting.”

“Anticipation around the world for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is reaching a crescendo and we are ecstatic about delivering the series to worldwide fans at the exact same time as the U.S.,” said Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “Whether you’re in Hong Kong, Madrid or São Paulo, AMC viewers will be able to join the journey and experience the start of the zombie apocalypse together.”

Officially dubbed a “companion series,” “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. Co-Executive Producer Adam Davidson, who directed the pilot, is also directing the second and third episodes. The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC in late summer. “Fear the Walking Dead” shoots in Vancouver, Canada, and has already been renewed for a second season.

Set in Los Angeles, “Fear the Walking Dead” focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.
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Watched the Pilot (101); it's 1hr long & as to be expected moves at a slow pace to buildup the story & introduced all the characters. So far so good; looks promising & no doubt a must see for any TWD fan.
 

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Watched the Pilot.Very good

I see they carry on with TWD tradition.

Must watch it to figure it out.
 
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Ok, it's a bit slow and low budget at present. Maybe they are concentrating on building the characters, but they're going to have to up the pace.
 

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The main series is stagnating, this is just another attempt to milk the series, maybe a bit of a do-over. Apparently even the books are no where close to unveiling the source of the plague or any sort of conclusion.
 
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