AMC ROLLS OUT NEW SEASON OF WEB SERIES, "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: PASSAGE"
Series Produced by "Fear" Showrunner and Executive Producer
Dave Erickson and Directed and Produced by Andrew Bernstein
NEW YORK, NY - October 18, 2016 - Following last year's successful web series, "Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462," which delivered over 4.6 million video streams and garnered two Emmy(R) Award nominations, including Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, AMC will roll out a new season of "Fear" webisodes, titled "Fear the Walking Dead: Passage." The first installment of the 16-part series is currently live at www.AMC.com/passage and will air during one commercial break within "The Walking Dead" Season 7 premiere episode on Sunday, October 23rd.
Subsequent episodes of "Passage," each less than one-minute long, will debut every Sunday, online and then on-air as promos during new episodes of "The Walking Dead," for the duration of Season 7. The web series is produced by "Fear the Walking Dead" showrunner and executive producer Dave Erickson, directed and produced by Andrew Bernstein and written by Lauren Signorino and Mike Zunic, who also serve as consulting producers.
The second season of webisodes follows a fearsome survivor, Sierra (Kelsey Scott), who agrees to help an injured woman, Gabi (Mishel Prada), in exchange for an apocalyptic sanctuary. Over 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 short-form content that will continue to engage fans in the series' off-season."
A wholly original companion series to "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years, "Fear the Walking Dead's" explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. The series is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Erickson and produced by AMC Studios.
Source: BART multiplatform internal database; Views includes AMC.com, AMC App, Apple TV and Xfinity; FTWD Flight 462: 2/14-9/12/16; Ranks:: 2011- 2016TD
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and the forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror" and "Lodge 49." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.