If you are tired of watching almost fleshless zombies swarming the streets of the Walking Dead series, get ready to see some eye-pleasing bloodless walkers ahead on the show.
Showrunner Dave Erickson has revealed some major spoilers for the Walking Dead spin-off series and hinted that a fresh breed of zombies, who will have a more human approach, would take to the streets of Los Angeles.
Erickson also teased that the series would feature a partial apocalypse and not a fully blown one. "We don't go, for lack of a better term, full-zombie," Erickson told TV Line. "There's a bit more of a slow-burn to the story," the showrunner added.
Speaking about the apocalypse that created panic and nearly wiped out humanity in the original series, Erickson said that the upcoming show is about the time when Rick was still in coma.
The companion series will narrate a period when people found it difficult to kill infected humans as there is immense emotional and psychological pressure on them to save humanity.
"We don't get to a point where we're actually in a full-blown apocalypse until much later in the show. Robert [Kirkman] wanted to really dwell on what it's like to [commit] a violent act — especially in our world, because it's so early, and our walkers are fresher and far more human. It's [emotionally] difficult to kill them, even when somebody's coming after you... In terms of emotional tension, when we put one of our characters through a moment where they have to commit some brutality to defend themselves or others, they'll suffer for it," the showrunner added.
Meanwhile, the synopsis of the pilot episode reads:
"The spinoff takes place during the same zombie apocalypse depicted on The Walking Dead but in a different location. It revolves around Sean Cabrera (Curtis), a divorced teacher and Nancy Tompkins (Dickens), a female guidance councilor. Dillane plays the Nancy's son Nick, who has battled a drug problem. Debnam Carey plays the Nancy's ambitious daughter Ashley."
Fear The Walking Dead season 1 will showcase six episodes and will premiere on AMC in summer this year.