The Walking Dead for me has being a series who’s ability to continue to excite and interest me has become like its name sake, not really alive, just going on aimlessly. The concepts have been reused too much, look out for walking dead, run away or fight other surviving humans, and back and forth and so on. So the new upcoming prequel’s concept of showing what happening before and up to the zombie apocalypse we now know all too well is a breath of fresh air.
According to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Fear the Walking Dead will be more than just a spinoff or prequel;
“…If you think about the way a zombie outbreak would happen, it would happen very organically. It would be happening for a while behind the scenes. In pockets of civilization, there would be news stories that didn’t really make sense and didn’t seem connected. And that’s kind of where we pick things up. There are a lot of things on the news, there’s a lot of chatter and paranoia and concern. And yet the vast majority of the population is ignoring these things and talking about their daily lives, and that’s kind of where we pick things up. And things ramp up very quickly from there.”
“I will say that I don’t consider this show to be a prequel to The Walking Dead, because there will be a point where a certain episode of this show will line up with season 2 of The Walking Dead, and a certain episode of this show will line up with season 3 of The Walking Dead. So we will be progressing through time to the point that we do pass the initial days of the outbreak. But how fast it is that we get there? That’s just going to have to remain a mystery.”