Fear the Walking Dead: Don’t Expect Outbreak Cause, Do Expect “More Deadly” People
We may never learn how these zany zombie apocalypse shenanigans started. Is that OK? Fear the Walking Deadpremieres later this summer on AMC, and Robert Kirkman, Steven Yeun, and AMC prez Charlie Collier teased details on the spinoff and Season 6 while at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
On the topic of the zombie outbreak, Robert Kirkman said, "[Learning the origins] is not the priority in Walking Dead; that's not the priority in Fear The Walking Dead. It's not about fixing this world, and it's not about learning what the cause is. Every other story deals with that stuff and we're concerned about the heart."
The title is Fear the Walking Dead because, Kirkman noted, they’re taking viewers "back to a timid time when the walking dead were more dangerous and more of an ever-present threat." The title “the walking dead” has always referred to the zombies and human survivors."They are, in a sense, all just on borrowed time,” RK said, “and it's possible that the people that that we're following in this show [the spinoff] are maybe a little bit more deadly."
More deadly than the people we know? Interesting. We should see some desperate times and, with them, desperate measures. But how do you feel about the idea of them still not showing the origin of the outbreak? Do you like that the viewers are being kept in the dark, like the characters, so we see all the mass confusion and bad intel being spread around, or do you wish we got a look at however and wherever it began?