‘Walking Dead’ spinoff reveals its title

March 27, 2015 | 12:49 p.m.
Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis star in "Fear the Walking Dead" on AMC. (AMC)

Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis star in “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC. (AMC)

Finally, fans of “The Walking Dead” can call the show’s upcoming spinoff series by something other than “That upcoming ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff series.” Creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman has officially revealed the title to be “Fear the Walking Dead.”

That would look great on an old-fashioned B-movie poster, wouldn’t it?

The series, co-created by Kirkman and Dave Erickson, is set in Los Angeles and stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey. Nothing has been revealed about the story line, but it is set in the same world as the original “Walking Dead.” Though based on how well-dressed Curtis and Dickens are in the first released images, it’s been widely speculated that the series will be a prequel of sorts.

AMC President Charlie Collier previously dropped a hint about the focus of the new series in a statement, “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.”

Kirkman and Erickson are joined on the new series by “Walking Dead” executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Greg Nicotero.

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Steven Yeun as Glenn and Norman Reedus as Daryl in the season 5 premiere episode of "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page / AMC)

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Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha and Danai Gurira as Michonne. (Gene Page/AMC)

Much like the original series, which concludes its fifth season on Sunday, “Fear the Walking Dead” will kick off with a short six-episode first season expected to debut sometime this summer on AMC. It has already received a second season order.

Luckily for the actors in this spinoff, they don’t have to film in the humid wilds of Georgia, but  temperate L.A. And they don’t even have to be covered with sweat and dirt. At least at first. They’ll probably be covered with blood by the end.

That’s the way these zombie shows go.

— Patrick Kevin Day | @patrickkevinday

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6 Responses to ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff reveals its title

  1. S. Mendelson says:

    How about, "Dead and Not Doing Much"?

  2. Getting Bored says:

    The Walking Dead is a pretty good show (this season is super slow and seems to just drag on), Maybe Fear The Walking Dead will be a faster moving show.

  3. Guest says:

    Why not just TWD: LA? Maybe toss in a rapper toward the end of his career, just really CSI it.

  4. Joe says:

    I'd like to see some innovation…like chaining the dead to a pole while standing on a treadmill with a live animal at the end which they use to convert to energy to power their houses. Unlimited power source!. Or like the carrot dangled in front of the donkey, have a chicken dangled in front of the dead and let them pull a rickshaw. Or how about a rabbit in a cage on a rail that moves out over the Grand Canyon and the dead are led to go after the rabbit to the ledge and fall into the Grand Canyon just for kicks. Or how about a sport…hundreds of dead are packed into a fenced in road and competitors take turns driving Semi's at high speeds after a 1/2 mile start into the crowd of dead to see who can go the farthest before being stopped by the buildup of dead bodies. Or how about instead of Punkin' Chunkin' they could do Dead Chunkin…

  5. bweis13 says:

    Love it, Joe! You made my entire family crack up! I think you should be one of the writers!

  6. abdallasyam87 says:

    great

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