The finale of The Walking Dead Season 5 was the biggest finale yet for the series, and deservedly so. Season 5 has been a monster from beginning to end, and has rarely dipped in quality (like previous series have from time to time). I have always loved The Walking Dead, but Season 5 has taken the show to new heights, new levels of brilliance and once again I feel it is one of the best shows on TV.
I have not yet seen the season 5 finale, so I can’t comment, but as viewers get over whatever happened in the hour and a half conclusion, we now have the companion series to look forward to, Fear the Walking Dead. The first teaser for the spin-off has just been unleashed by AMC.
As we all know, Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel that takes place as the zombie outbreak starts, so the lone “walker” in the subway at this point is a rare sight. The radio voice is calm, because they have no idea what is coming, and the unsettling thing about this series is that the entire cast of characters (all of which are absent from the trailer) have no idea what’s coming, while we do. This makes the show a compelling watch, that will certainly creep out fans as we watch a helpless new cast of characters try and deal with a situation we know will only get worse.
AMC have 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 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).