Spin-off series will air in the UK in September when AMC launches its British channel
A new trailer has been released for Fear The Walking Dead, the forthcoming The Walking Dead spin-off series.
The first season of Fear The Walking Dead will comprise six episodes and is set to premiere on AMC in the US in August. AMC has already ordered a second season to follow in 2016. In the UK, Fear The Walking Dead will air in September when AMC launches in the UK. The UK channel will be available exclusively to BT customers through BT TV.
The spin-off series is set in the midst of the same zombie apocalypse as The Walking Dead, but takes place in a different location, Los Angeles, and focuses on different storylines and characters. The spin-off has been co-created by Robert Kirkman, whose graphic novel also provided the basis for The Walking Dead. Its main cast includes young British actor Frank Dillane, who played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Orange Is The New Black‘s Elizabeth Rodriguez, Missing‘s Cliff Curtis and former Treme star Kim Dickens.
The Walking Dead has been a huge hit for AMC since it debuted in 2010, with its Season Five premiere, shown in October, attracting the highest ever audience for a drama in US cable TV history.