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A 16 part web series that tells the story of the breakout from a group of people on a plane was created to tie in to Fear The Walking Dead Season 2. The web series is Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015).
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Originally rumored to be set in rural Pennsylvania while in early development. The setting was instead placed in Los Angeles, a stark contrast to Georgia.
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The actor who plays Travis Manawa, Cliff Curtis, is a New Zealander of Maori descent. Curtis has become known over the years for playing characters who come from a wide variety of racial, national, and/or ethnic backgrounds (including Latino, African-American, Iraqi Arab, Indian, and others) but he has only rarely had roles in which he played someone who shared his actual lineage. In an August 2015 interview, Curtis revealed that when he was cast as Travis, the show's creators adjusted his character to make Travis also of Maori descent, and that it is one of the only roles he's had for which he was not required to cover his traditional tattoos. "Manawa" is a Maori word meaning "mangrove tree"; it can also refer to a person's hand, breath, or heart, depending on the context.
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As shown in the pilot, iPhone 4 is used which refers that the events might have taken place in 2009-2010 where the first season of The Walking Dead (2010) started .
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Takes place in L.A which gives the audience their first look at the West Coast in The Walking Dead (2010) universe.
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The premiere broke a cable record for a series launch in both adults 18-49 (6.3 million) and total viewers (10.13 million)
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Before the title was decided, filming was done under the code title "Cobalt". On March 27th the title was confirmed as "Fear the Walking Dead".
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Frank Dillane, who plays Nick Clark, not only auditioned for his role in Fear the Walking Dead (2015) without ever having seen any of The Walking Dead (2010) (the show from which his show was being spun off), but during an E! Online cast interview that aired after the end of Fear the Walking Dead's first season, he indicated that had still not seen any of the original show.
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AMC announced two seasons of this series before the very first episode aired. After one episode into season two, it was announced work would commence on a third season.
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As opposed to using the 16mm cameras used in the original series, Fear the Walking Dead (2015) is shot digitally.
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The first episode and exteriors were shot in LA, the rest of Season 1 was shot in Vancouver, Canada. Seasons 2 and 3 were shot in Baja California, Mexico while Season 4 was filmed in Austin, Texas.
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Set in the same world as The Walking Dead (2010) featuring different characters in a different place.
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In 2018 a new AMC policy was announced that allows both The Walking Dead (2010) & Fear the Walking Dead (2015) to use the F word twice per season. The first instance was in The Walking Dead: The Obliged (2018).
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None of the characters in the show appear in The Walking Dead comic book.
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Maestro Harrell (Matt) is the fourth actor from The Wire (2002) to have a role in the Walking Dead universe, after Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob) and Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel).
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Strand recognizes a slight Southern twang in Madison's speaking voice, leading her to confirm that she was originally from Alabama. The actress who plays Madison, Kim Dickens, is from Huntsville, Alabama. This is not the first role for which Dickens's character's backstory has been adjusted so that the character is from Alabama because Dickens is; when Dickens was cast as Janette Desautel in Treme (2010), its writers likewise decided that Janette would also be from Huntsville so Dickens could use her everyday voice and accent in the role, instead of having to adopt a New Orleans accent.
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The U.S. Army National Guard soldiers in the series wear the patch of the 40th Infantry Division on their left arms. The 40th is the ARNG division responsible for California, among other states, and would have been the men sent to Los Angeles in this situation.
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Garret Dillahunt (John Dorie) was on the shortlist to play Negan on the Walking Dead. Other actors on the list included Timothy Olyphant, Matt Dillion, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It was heavily rumored that he had won the part until it was officially announced that Morgan had been cast.
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Robert Kirkman remarked that the series is "technically not a spin-off" of The Walking Dead (2010) because it doesn't have any characters in common with the original series.
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Officially renewed for Season 4 on April 14th, 2017. The fourth season will release in Summer 2018.
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The choice of the first name "Madison" for the character played by Kim Dickens is generationally anomalous. The use of Madison as a first name for girls in the United States was statistically negligible until 1985, when it suddenly appeared on the Social Security Administration's list of the thousand most popular baby names of the year (ranked at number 627). The name, the origin of which historians attribute solely to the popularity of the 1984 movie Splash (in which the mermaid played by Daryl Hannah names herself "Madison" after the New York City avenue), soared in popularity throughout the 1980s and 1990s and landed in the top ten--where stayed for almost twenty years--in 1997. But even assuming that the character of Madison Clark is supposed to be as much as a decade younger than the actress who plays her (Kim Dickens was born in 1965) she still would have been extremely unlikely to have received the name "Madison" at birth.
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Mercedes Mason second role in a zombie outbreak production. She previously starred in Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011). Similarly, the webisodes Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015) are concerned on the outbreak reaching a plane.
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Season 4 was filmed in Austin, Texas
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The casting calls had different names for some of the main characters. Madison Clark was initially named Nancy Tompkins and later Madison Bennett; Alicia Clark was originally Ashley Tompkins; Nick Clark was originally called Ian; Travis Manawa was initially Sean Cabrera, which was later changed to Travis Posada; Liza Ortiz was originally named Andrea Chapman; and her son Christopher Manawa was originally named Cody Cabrera, later Chris Posada.
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In the pilot scene when Nick enters the diner, "Summer's Almost Gone" by The Doors is playing.
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