Created as a companion piece and prequel to The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is the genesis of how the zombie apocalypse that made fans tune in religiously each week began. The episode ended with Travis and Maddie witnessing the teenager rising from the dead. I enjoyed the fact that Travis didn’t just ignore Nick’s fears or write him off as crazed. Nick escapes from the hospital as his mother and Travis look for him.
Once a safe haven is found, there will undoubtedly be more questions as to what, why and how is this happening? Surely, he knows the ramifications of killing off the show’s central protagonist. Here’s hoping the next five episodes of the season digs a little deeper into these two characters.
Quoting a report in TV Line, IB Times states that the 90-minute premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead” was viewed by an incredible 10.1 million audience.
There are whispers about some mysterious illness spreading through the country, but most of the focus is on the characters’ non-zombie-apocalypse problems, which, again, is a refreshing change.
With a role in a critically acclaimed zombie franchise and another show that has fans and critics raving, Orange Is the New Black, Rodriguez is nothing but humble about her success.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “The Walking Dead” (TWD) showrunner Scott M. Gimple hinted at the possibility of Negan’s appearance in Season 6 of AMC’s series.
But it is known that the TV version of the series does not necessarily follow the comic book version of “The Walking Dead“.
TWD has been one of TV’s highest rated and watched non-sporting series along with other blockbusters like HBO’s Game of Thrones. Sunday’s special edition episode of The Talking Dead uniquely enjoyed the spotlight before Fear the Walking Dead. The season 5 finale drew 15.8 million viewers in March, for Fear isn’t quite as big as the parent show….yet. New location, new cast and new blood (pun intended) to entice the viewers in the off season.
One of the things that works well in both shows is the dramatic ending to the episode. One could say the expectations are great. It’s the people looking for supplies in what’s left.
This excellent start speaks for itself, but an entire season of Fear the Walking Dead remains to be seen. We hope that Fear (9 pm Sundays on AMC) will do that, though the pilot, at least, doesn’t guarantee that we’ll get any relief to our pseudo-scientific curiosity.