The companion series to the flagship zombie drama has promoted Colman Domingo to series regular and moved production to Baja, Mexico.
Produced by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and showrunner Dave Erickson, Fear‘s second season will expand to 15 episodes and take place over land and sea with Domingo’s mysterious Strand taking on a key role.
Season one ended with Strand taking the blended family back to his gated beach side estate and planning to head to his fancy yacht (aka Abigail) that is positioned right off the coast.
“We are thrilled to be starting production and even more thrilled to be shooting in Mexico,” Erickson said in a release touting the production’s move from L.A./Vancouver. “Baja Studios has been home to some of the greatest ocean-set films in recent years and provides all the creative resources we need to begin this new chapter in the Fear saga.”
In an interview with THR after the season one finale, Erickson said season two would take place on both land and sea.
“We end on one boat and the ocean beyond — but what we’ll come to realize and this will be part of what the military is doing — you’ll see that land is no longer safe,” he said. “At least not in Southern California. Some people have not been quarantined or driven north or south. But there’s thousands of boats through L.A. County. So a lot of people will stock up the boats and try to get to the water and avoid land as much as humanly possible. You’ll see a lot of people trying to survive. If you look at Strand’s yacht, it’s a pretty handsome vessel. It’s something that you can survive on for a good period of time and that’s something others might covet. So when you get to the question of what’s worse, walker or human, we’ll continue that theme. There will be quite a bit of action on the seas — and we’ll split it between land and water. But it’s going to be an interesting dynamic.”
A return date for Fear has not yet been announced.