What You Need To Know About ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

June 21, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

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The Location

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is set in L.A., at least for the first season. Robert Kirkman has made the comment that there will be no forests and no farms, any time soon, in ‘FTWD’.

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The Time Line

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is set just before the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Hopefully we will learn how it all began. The show will at some point later meet the time line of ‘The Walking Dead’, according to Kirkman.

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The Cast

Kim Dickens (Gone Girl) : Madison – Single mother of Alicia and Nick, engaged to Travis

Cliff Curtis (Missing) : Travis – Teacher and father to Chris and ex-husband of Liza

Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) : Nick – Slacker and collage drop out

Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) : Alicia – A goody-two-shoes and classic over-achiver

Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange is the New Black) : Liza – mother to Nick

Ruben Blades (Predator 2) : Father of Ofelia

Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2) : Ofelia – daughter of Daniel

Lorenzo James Henrie  (Star Trek) : Travis and Liza’s son

Maestro Harrell (The Wire) : Matt – Alicia’s boyfriend

Sandrine Holt (Resident Evil: Apocalypse) : Dr. Bethany Exner

Patricia Reyes Spindola (Frida) : Griselda

Colman Domingo (Selma) : Strand

Toby Levins (Godzilla) : Sgt Melvin James

Bobby Naderi (Argo) : Sgt Castro

Shawn Hatosy (Southland) : character info not listed at this time


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Season one of  ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is set to premier this August and will consist of six episodes. The Show has already been renewed for season two.


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Several sites have gotten behind the scene photos of the sets. I’ve included a few, so stop reading now if you do not want to see them.

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Executive Producers

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and David Erickson


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For more information on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ please visit our previous article .

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