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Fear the Walking Dead 

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A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alycia Debnam-Carey ...  Alicia Clark 53 episodes, 2015-2018
Colman Domingo ...  Victor Strand 49 episodes, 2015-2018
Kim Dickens ...  Madison Clark 45 episodes, 2015-2018
Frank Dillane ...  Nick Clark 44 episodes, 2015-2018
Danay Garcia ...  Luciana Galvez 38 episodes, 2016-2018
Mercedes Mason ...  Ofelia Salazar 35 episodes, 2015-2017
Rubén Blades ...  Daniel Salazar 27 episodes, 2015-2017
Cliff Curtis ...  Travis Manawa 24 episodes, 2015-2017
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Storyline

Spin off series of The Walking Dead that portrays the beginning events of the zombie apocalypse in the West coast during the same time frame when the city of Atlanta was falling under attack, while Rick was in a coma at the local hospital. It shows how the strain was already in full effect in the south while it's just starting in California.

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A new world to fear. (Season 4) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cobalt See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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The choice of the first name "Madison" for the character played by Kim Dickens is generationally anomalous. The use of Madison as a first name for girls in the United States was statistically negligible until 1985, when it suddenly appeared on the Social Security Administration's list of the thousand most popular baby names of the year (ranked at number 627). The name, the origin of which historians attribute solely to the popularity of the 1984 movie Splash (in which the mermaid played by Daryl Hannah names herself "Madison" after the New York City avenue), soared in popularity throughout the 1980s and 1990s and landed in the top ten--where stayed for almost twenty years--in 1997. But even assuming that the character of Madison Clark is supposed to be as much as a decade younger than the actress who plays her (Kim Dickens was born in 1965) she still would have been extremely unlikely to have received the name "Madison" at birth. See more »

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A slow and disappointing start to this spin-off series
27 August 2015 | by chulwinik-62949See all my reviews

It seems that the main premise of this show is that this is a spin-off series to the Walking Dead. I know that sounds redundant, but after watching the pilot, it seems clear that the producers were only banking on the fame and popularity of the main series to sell this show. In fact, the entire plot of the pilot essentially builds off the dread of all the events that the audience knows is coming. We watch as the populace ponders the crazy events taking place on the news, while simultaneously downplaying the threat by going about their daily routines. As an audience, I think we are supposed to yell at the screen "Oh my god, you have no idea what is coming! Run for the hills!" In reality, it comes across as anti-climatic, because the stuff that is coming in the future is much more interesting that the show that we are watching now. If this show does not catch up, it is in real danger of being the dull younger brother of a much more interesting show.

Clearly, I am a fan of the Walking Dead series, but I do acknowledge that the main show also has its flaws. The biggest of which is wasting time with filler episodes that are full of back stories no one really cares about. I am almost dumbfounded by the fact that "Fear the Walking Dead" inaugurated its series with such an episode. And when the show finally presents the zombies to its main characters in all its gory glory, it is very underwhelming. We have seen much more impressive and terrifying scenes from the original series, and one little zombie is not at all impressive anymore.

Now I know the creators will defend the slow start as necessary back story. The problem is, the back story for the main cast is not very interesting, and actually very clichéd. Like almost any apocalyptic sci-fi story, we begin with a fractured family that is dealing with a recent divorce and a child with a drug problem. The entire family is at odds with each other, and the family is essentially broken. Thank God a zombie Apocalypse is right around the corner to bring them all together again (at least we assume that is where we are going). How many times have we seen this story? Not exactly original or riveting stuff.

The overall premise of the show is very promising, as I do think it will be interesting to see what the zombie apocalypse looked like from another perspective. The event itself should be enough to inspire countless stories. Although, you have to wonder exactly how the slow moving zombies will overtake the modern world with all its modern communications and well equipped armies; at this point I am not sure if the show will deliver a convincing answer.

As it is now, I hope the series steps up the writing, as you cannot rely on the good will from another show to keep your audience. I for one will keep watching for now, but my patience is not infinite and neither is the audience's. Let us see a little more action, and new and more interesting characters. Otherwise, this will be yet another failed spin-off.


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