Fear the Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson as a spin-off and prequel to The Walking Dead, which follows a divorced male teacher, a female guidance counselor and her two children in the opening stages of the zombie apocalypse, as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization.
A companion series to The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse - a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.
The series 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.
The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Ruben Blades as Daniel.
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.