Fear The Walking Dead wrapped up season one on Sunday night. Fans of this series do not need to worry about the series being cancelled. AMC locked up a second season for the series before it even premiered. Fans will see more of Travis, played by Cliff Curtis, and his family on AMC.
Season one of Fear The Walking Dead did receive a lot of criticism. Fans were not loving the slow pace of the series. This is a departure from The Walking Dead, which is fast paced each and every week. That series will return to AMC with season six on Sunday night.
Dave Erickson tackled the criticism and teased season two of the series in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’ll pick up in a more accelerated pace when we go in to the season. We’ve learned a lot: our characters in their apocalyptic education have learned what walkers are. Even Travis has had to shed some of his humanity for the first time, which was his great struggle. We’ll have more of a shorthand going in to season two. There are still things for them to discover. They haven’t had the benefit of the CDC download. They know the city has fallen and know things are incredibly bad and they know that this is happening in other states and potentially other countries but they haven’t had anybody say to them, ‘The world is over; this is our extinction event.’ That’s something they’ll have to process as they move through season two as well.”
As for where the action will pick up at the start of season two, Erickson revealed that there would not be a major time jump. If there is a jump forward in time, it would be a small jump forward.
As for the military involvement on this series, that will lessen as the series progresses. Fans of the show saw the military abandon Los Angeles in the season one finale.
Erickson told The Wrap what is next on this series as far as the military and government are concerned.
“Well, the retreat to the desert is real. This is only two weeks into this, we’re not quite at where Rick Grimes was when he woke up in Georgia. So there’s still hold-outs, there are still cities that haven’t fallen yet. By the time we get to Week 4 or Week 5, that’s when things have completely collapsed, but from a story perspective, if we were to encounter any military figures, it would be like someone trying to get home to his own family. We won’t really see the military as a force, we won’t see a commanding officer trying to marshal troops or trying to secure neighborhoods. I think we’ve moved away from that.”
A premiere date for Fear The Walking Dead season two has not yet been set, but the series is coming back.
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