Fear the Walking Dead coming to FX

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Fear the Walking Dead now has an Australian home, set to premiere on Monday 24 August at 1.30pm AEST on FX.

The Walking Dead prequel will screen with a 90 minute episode, same day as the US broadcast.

The deal between FOX International Channels, Foxtel and distributor Entertainment One, sees the Walking Dead brand remain on FX. The deal also includes exclusive streaming for Presto, airing in 2016.

Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel Chief Executive said: “Fear the Walking Dead is the most anticipated new series of the year and we are thrilled to bring the program to our subscribers exclusively. In addition to screening the series express from the US on FX, we are also excited to offer our customers the ability to watch every episode on demand on Foxtel Anytime following each episode’s broadcast.

“Today’s announcement further cements Foxtel’s commitment to offering Australians the richest content from the world, available with the world, and also on demand.”

Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

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. The series stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.

A 15 episode order for a second season has just been green lit which will air in 2016.

6 Comments:

  1. Yahoo! Finally a decision. Looking forward to seeing how the scenario plays in an urban setting, and to seeing the development of the infection which we didn’t see in TWD. Can’t wait!

  2. If you’re on a good thing just do it to death, as if there isn’t enough zombie shows as it is. I personally cant understand the attraction of The Walking Dead except as an excuse to broadcast extreme violence and gore. I suppose hacking up the living dead is a surreal and safe way to watch violence for some people.

    • The Walking Dead is kind of only a zombie show on the surface. The actual stories are really all about the characters, the good and ugly sides of human nature. The zombies simply act as a tool for the stories. That is why the show is so popular. If it were just about the violence and gore, it would get old pretty quickly.

      • Exactly. I’m in it for the post apocalyptic stories, I’ll pretty much give any end-of-the-world shows/movies a try. TWD has interesting characters and gives us a glimpse into how humans may react to the collapse of society. For me I wouldn’t care how the apocalypse had been triggered, the gore isn’t the focal point for me. And I can’t wait for FTWD! We don’t often get to see the start of a global disaster, most stories start in the aftermath.

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