It definitely got a mixed reaction from horror fans, but “Fear the Walking Dead” was another ratings juggernaut for AMC so of course it received a Season 2 green light. Now we know when that second season will arrive; read on for the details straight from the network’s presentation today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour.
From the Press Release:
“Fear the Walking Dead” will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, beginning with the first of seven episodes on Sunday, April 10th, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining eight episodes will air later in 2016. The series, which delivered the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history among total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings, is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert and 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.
The series began production on Season 2 last month in the Baja peninsula in Mexico at Baja Studios, home to some of the greatest ocean-set films in recent years. Season 1 left off with Madison, Travis, and their extended family taking temporary shelter in Strand’s gated estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over Los Angeles, Strand prepares to escape to “Abigail,” his large yacht moored offshore.
Immediately following “Fear the Walking Dead” on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT will be “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, which will continue its tradition of welcoming cast, producers, and celebrity guests to the couch to talk about the newest episode of “Fear.”
Beginning Tuesday, January 26th, the complete first season of “Fear the Walking Dead” will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu. Hulu subscribers can catch up on all episodes of the series through Hulu’s No Commercials and Limited Commercials plans ahead of the second season premiere on AMC. The series comes to Hulu in an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement with AMC Networks Inc.