During today’s Television Critics Association Press Tour, AMC confirmed that the spin-off TV show for The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, will return for its second season in April. The new season officially kicks off on Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. The show will be followed by weekly episodes of Talking Dead at 10:00 pm ET/PT also on Sundays.
While the first season of Fear the Walking Dead was only six episodes long, the second season will feature much longer zombie chomping goodness. The sophomore season for the show will be 15 episodes, and the season will be broken up into two parts. The first part will be seven episodes and begins on April 10. The remaining eight episodes for the season will air later in 2016. AMC said the first season delivered the highest-rated first season for any series in cable history in total viewers and all key demos in live +3 ratings.
Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. It stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand. Season 2 began production last month in the Baja peninsula in Mexico at Baja Studios.
The first season ended with Travis and his family taking some temporary shelter in Strand’s gated estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The season was set at the beginning of a zombie outbreak. In Los Angeles, civil unrest grew as the undead started to take over. Strand wants to escape on Abigail, his person yacht that is moored offshore.
The first season of Fear the Walking Dead will also be available to stream exclusively on Hulu starting January 26. You can check out the first photo still released for the new season below.