For months now, we have been referring to the new ‘Walking Dead’ series by it’s working title, ‘Cobalt’. We have now learned the true title of the series, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’, at least that’s according to certain sources. Many sites are saying that ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is the official name, though some sites are saying it’s simply another working title, like ‘Cobalt’. I can’t help but wonder why any show connected to a series as big as ‘The Walking Dead’, would need two “working titles”, but as soon as Robert Kirkman makes a statement we will let you know.
The good news is, the new series will not be connected to ‘The Walking Dead’ graphic novels. There won’t be any debates on “well this character did this in the comics”, which is a constant issue with ‘The Walking Dead’. Eventually “Fear” will meet the same time line as ‘The Walking Dead’. The show will be told from multiple perspectives, from the view of men, women, the old and the young.
Some of the cast have already been announced. Cliff Curtis (Training Day) will play the lead role. Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into The Storm) also star in the series.
The show has also added a new co-writer to work along side Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson. Erickson has been writing for the FX series Sons Of Anarchy, which has ended it’s seventh and final season . Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero, Gale Hurd and David Alpert, of ‘The Walking Dead’, will be the show’s producers.
My hope is that they will air it during ‘The Walking Dead’s’ off season, which would make Walking Dead withdrawals easier on hard core fans, such as myself. ‘The Walking Dead’ fans are already showing a lot of interest in the show.