After finding out that the second series of Fear the Walking Dead will be largely set on water, one big question everyone had was whether or not walkers are able to swim. Well, that debate has now been put to bed thanks a new promo released over the weekend at PaleyFest.
In one of the two clips shown to the audience at the event, there is footage of Nick (Frank Dillane) under the water as a zombie floats ominously above him. Following the screening of the promo, the series co-creator and showrunner Dave Erikson told the audience "they can wade…. We’ve figured out the best ways to shoot water zombies. They don’t drown. They keep floating back up."Fascinating stuff! Take a look at the promo in question below:
Aside from talking about whether or not zombies can swim, Erikson also imparted some knowledge about the upcoming Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead, the companion series to The Walking Dead. Firstly, he talked about the idea of survivors taking to the sea to escape the zombies. "What people find out fairly quickly is that we weren’t the only people who had the bright idea to leave land" Erikson revealed. "There are going to be threats and obstacles and conflict on sea and on land."
Meanwhile, the stars of the series also offered up information about how their individual characters were going to cope with the situation in Season 2. "She’s struggling to find a connection in this very confined space on the boat and she starts looking elsewhere for it," said Alycia Debnam-Carey about her character Alicia. While Kim Dickens talked about Madison's "good instincts to not trust these new characters," though also added that the character will make "uncomfortable alliances that she has to."
Erikson also offered a definitive answer to one question that many fans of The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead have been wondering about: will there be a crossover in Season 2? "No. That’s the one straight answer I can give you," he respond. He then added that because the two worlds are so far apart geographically and chronologically (Fear is set at the beginning of the apocalypse, while The Walking Dead is currently 2+ years post-apocalypse) "finding a way to intersect them would be difficult." Ah well, we can still hope!
'Fear the Walking Dead' returns to screens with a 15-episode Season 2 on April, 10 on AMC.