However AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead distinguishes itself from the parent series after showcasing the outset of the zombie apocalypse, the August prequel will quickly share something in common. After six episodes in its first season, Fear The Walking Dead will return in 2016 with an order expanded from the AMC norm.

Speaking at Comic-Con 2015 (Via DailyDead), executive producer Greg Nicotero previewed that the first six installments of Fear The Walking Dead would be followed by an additional 15 episodes in Season 2, one shy of The Walking Dead’s eight and eight runs, but still more than the usual 13. The Walking Dead also ran for 13 episodes in Season 2, something Nicotero makes note of:


We’ll start shooting the first of fifteen episodes for season two sometime in November or December, so I think the plan is to have a zombie TV show on 52 weeks a year. In The Walking Dead we had six episodes for our first season and I think we did twelve or thirteen in our second season.


From what we know of Fear The Walking Dead, The Last Airbender star Cliff Curtis leads the cast as divorced teacher Travis, alongside Gone Girl star Kim Dickens as high school guidance counselor Madison. Also cast in the role of her two children from a previous marriage are Harry Potter alum Frank Dillane and The 100 star Alycia Debnam Carey. Orange is the New Black star Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason also round out the ensemble, which recently picked up Southland‘s Shawn Hatosy.

Additionally, while the companion series will begin as a prequel to the zombie apocalypse, creator Robert Kirkman has expressed that the two series will eventually catch up to one another. Walking Dead executive producers Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new L.A.-set series, while Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce, Adam Davidson having directed the pilot.

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