As we anticipate the start of Fear the Walking Dead, the companion series to The Walking Dead, there are probably a few things you’ll want to know about the show, and there are probably a few things you’re either hoping to find out about regarding this series and its ties to its predecessor.  Or maybe you’re expecting to see certain things happen that haven’t happened before.  But we’re going to focus more on what not to expect in Fear the Walking Dead.

fear_the_walking_dead_s01e01_still_2Showrunner Dave Erickson explains what we won’t be seeing anytime soon on the 6-episode first season, or in any season thereafter.

  1. No to finding out the cause of the outbreak.  Basically, that’s not what the series is about.  It’s not about the origin point or how to find a cure.  Creator Robert Kirkman wasn’t having any of it.  “I had a couple of early pitches that touched on that and Robert shut me down. For him, it’s never been about what caused it; it’s always been about the impact it has on people,” Erickson stated.
  2. No to characters crossing over from The Walking Dead.  Even I can’t see a logical explanation for that happening.  It would look forced.  Erickson stated, the “idea of seeing an ancillary character who happened to be in Los Angeles and got out and landed in Georgia is interesting. But I don’t think we’re going to do that. There’s no plan to see any original characters.”
  3. No to finding a cure.  Erickson made it plain and clear by stating, “No cause, crossover or cure.”

Read the rest of the things you won’t be seeing on Fear the Walking Dead at the Hollywood Reporter


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