For many, Fear The Walking Dead was almost forgotten once AMC’s original The Walking Dead returned for more dread with Rick and the crew in Alexandria. For it’s first very short season, Fear showed the opening salvo of the zombie apocalypse that we see in the original series and managed to introduce a set of characters who mirror those on the other show. That’s saying that some very useful, others are worthless, and many are full of stupid decisions.
Still, it managed to plant one or two interesting seeds for what would come next and now AMC has announced its return date. According to Deadline, the second season will premiere on April 10th and will be split in a similar style to The Walking Dead. It will also be accompanied by its own aftershow:
The 15-episode sophomore session of Fear The Walking Dead will be split into two parts, with the final eight airing in the fall. It also unveiled the first photo from Season 2 (right). The cable net also said that Talking Dead, the Walking Dead postshow series that launched in 2011, also will run after Fear The Walking Dead this season.
That’s great news for fans of Chris Hardwick-led chat programs. It’s also good news for AMC since they saw Fear achieve the greatest first season in the history of cable, and hope to keep that success going. It’s really no shock they’re looking for another spin-off.