11:14am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Second 'Fear the Walking Dead' Web Series Debuts
AMC is continuing to use the flagship series The Walking Dead to boost its spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead.
The cable network on Tuesday released Fear the Walking Dead: Passage, the second original web series tied into the prequel series. The first of the 16-part series has been released early online ahead of its debut Sunday during The Walking Dead season-seven premiere.
Each of the 16 parts will run less than a minute long and debut every Sunday during the flagship series. Passage is produced by Fear showrunner Dave Erickson and directed and executive produced by Andrew Bernstein. Lauren Signorino and Mike Zunic will write and serve as consulting producers.
Passage follows fearsome survivor Sierra (Kelsey Scott), who agrees to help an injured woman Gabi (Mishel Prada) in exchange for an apocalyptic sanctuary. During the course of their harrowing journey, the women go on to face many dangers and learn what they need to survive.
"We saw a tremendous response to last year’s Flight 462, so we are excited to again be expanding the world of Fear with another story of survival at the onset of the apocalypse,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “It’s great to be working with Dave Erickson and the Fear team on this new piece of original shortform content that will continue to engage fans in the series’ off-season.”
Flight 462 scored two Emmy nominations, including for outstanding shortform comedy or drama series. Fear returns with its third season next year. Between Fear and the flagship Walking Dead, AMC has a zombie drama on in every quarter of the year.
The Walking Dead season seven premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
Watch the first part of Passage, below.