Fear the Walking Dead season 2 to premiere on April 10, 2016
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About the series
Fear the Walking Dead is a new American horror and action drama television series that is currently airing on the AMC channel in the United States and on AMC Global channels around the world. 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. Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead debuted on AMC on August 23, 2015.
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. The series stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie and Rubén Blades.
Viewer reception and chances of renewal
Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead premiered on the AMC channel in the US with a 90-minute special episode on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. The extended 90-minute episode also debuted on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously with the U.S. premiere on AMC. The series premiere made television history drawing in 10.1 million viewers which made it the #1 series premiere in cable television history for total viewers and all key demos. Moreover, almost a month before the series debut, on July 31, 2015, AMC announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour a 15-episode order for the second season, slated to air in 2016.
UPDATED December 4, 2015: Although the release date is still to be scheduled, the AMC network has just revealed that filming of Fear the Walking Dead season 2 has just begun. The production of new episodes is taking place in the Baja peninsula (or as it is also known, Baja California), in Mexico. Interestingly, this is the same studio where the blockbuster feature movie Titanic was shot, and many other large scale, epic films. The renewal of the action and horror series was more than expected, because in its debut season the TV show has become the highest-rated debut season of any series in TV cable history, having averaged almost 8 million viewers per episode. Stay tuned for the reveal of the premiere date.
UPDATED January 10, 2016: We have recently informed you that shooting of new episodes has already commenced in Baja California. Here is more good news: the network has just unveiled the release date for new episodes. First of all, the new chapter of the horror drama series will include 15 episodes, which will be divided into two installments. The first 7-episode installment is scheduled to premiere on AMC in the US on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, followed by the premiere episode of the companion talk show Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, at 10pm. Sign up for our notifications and get an automated reminder of the premiere date of Fear the Walking Dead season 2 emailed to you one day in advance.