If you are a The Walking Dead fan you're probably fully aware of Fear the Walking Dead and ready for its summer release! Well, here is a semi-spoiler alert that if you don't want to know anything about the show you should probably stop reading right now...
Okay, are you still with us? Well, it appears that Fear the Walking Dead is NOT going to explain the origin of the outbreak, but it WILL feature some cool real-life stories.
They won't focus on the outbreak, according to executive producer Greg Nicotero because "it’s not necessarily important."
Here's what he had to say:
“What’s important in the spin-off is how people react to it. It really is a fascinating statement on current society, because we get most of our information from our iPads and our phones. There have been things that have been happening in recent years… When you hear stories like that, about a guy who attacked someone and bit their face off, imagine how we reacted to that news story at the time.”
“Even in the U.S., there was a nurse who was working in Africa and who came back to the United States and refused to go into quarantine for Ebola. So I think about stories like that and I go: ‘Wow, maybe that could have been the beginning, or maybe this could have been the beginning.’ In a TV show like Fear the Walking Dead, you get to ask those same questions.”
The creator of the show, Robert Kirkman said he does in fact have the origin story figured out but, that doesn't necessarily mean that they'll spill those beans. “I know the story, but I’ve never bothered to write it down,” Kirkman said. “Let’s hope I don’t die.”
Ugggh, I really wanted to find out who walker-zero was!
According to Nicotero, this time, we'll be dealing with families that come together after the outbreak and survive as a cohesive unit.
“In our version of The Walking Dead, we come across these people who are already a rag-tag group of survivors. They’ve lose people along the way, but they’ve found each other. The main difference in Fear the Walking Dead is that we’re with families at the beginning of it.”
Are you as pumped as I am for this? And are you disappointed at all, regarding the lack of origin story? Sound off in the comments below!