Set to launch later this summer on the premium cable network AMC, “Fear the Walking Dead” has reportedly started filming in Vancouver, according to a press release. The show will also be filming scenes in Los Angeles at a later time.
The much-anticipated zombie series serves as a prequel to the successful zombie caper “The Walking Dead,” and the spinoff prequel stars Cliff Curtis and Alycia Debnam Carey. In the supporting cast are Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Mercedes Mason and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
The producers have released a behind-the-scenes video to let fans in on what the show is like. Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead” teases that the spinoff will be one “very cool show.” Kirkman also reiterated that the prequel will be a stand-alone.
“You don’t need to have watched The Walking Dead to understand Fear the Walking Dead. As far as the timeline goes, we’re pushing the things back. We’re going to be dealing with the initial start of the outbreak,” said the producer in the video.
The show’s synopsis from the press release:
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the earlier, more dangerous, more terrifying days of ‘The Walking Dead,’” said Kirkman. “A time when danger was lurking around every corner and the thing mostly likely to get you killed was your own ignorance of the rapidly changing world around you. The stakes are going to be higher and the ride more intense. We’re going to show people all the insanity of civilization crumbling that Rick Grimes slept through. Buckle up.”
The show will be launched and aired worldwide within 24 hours after its U.S. premiere. It will only have six short episodes, but a second season is already set for next year.
Watch the behind-the-scenes teaser below: