Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
Meet Madison Clark, played by Kim Dickens:
Kim Dickens as Madison – Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
is a popular guidance counselor at a high school in El Sereno who, prior to the zombie apocalypse, helped students prepare for their future. A widowed mother, she raised two children single-handedly, but has recently found love with the high school English teacher. The pressure of survival brings clarity for Madison and she is quick to make the hard choices that will keep her family alive. The outbreak reveals a past to Madison that she had tried to bury. Now, in this new world, she can’t hide who she really is.
Kim Dickens has proven herself to be a versatile actress portraying a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career in television and film. She recently completed production on Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an adaptation of the classic Ransom Riggs novel from 20th Century Fox and starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is set for release on March 4, 2016.
In 2014, Dickens was seen co-starring as Detective Rhonda Boney in David Fincher’s critically acclaimed psychological thriller Gone Girl opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Dickens’ additional film credits include appearances in John Lee Hancock’s Oscar®-nominated The Blind Side; Golden Globe® Award-nominated satirical comedy Thank You for Smoking; and Allison Anders’ The Things Behind the Sun, a role that earned her a 2002 Independent Spirit Award nomination.
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Online streaming service Hulu acquired the exclusive subscription video on demand rights to new and upcoming primetime scripted series from AMC, IFC, BCC America, SundanceTV and WE tv, the digital platform announced Wednesday. This will include comedies and dramas, most notably The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead, which is rumored to begin in June.
Elizabeth Rodriguez has been cast in a role on “Fear The Walking Dead”. No details are known about her role at this time. She has previously appeared on Orange is the New Black & Grimm.
The Walking Dead companion series, tentatively titled “Cobalt” will begin to film soon. Here’s what we know about it so far.
- The series will take place in Los Angeles
- None of the main characters from the mains how will appear, however it’s rumored that a character from season 1 will be featured. Possibly Dr. Jenner from the CDC?
- The series takes place in the very early stages of the zombie apocalypse.
- David Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) will serve as showrunner. He is co-writing the pilot along with Robert Kirman. Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd & Dave Alpert will executive produce. Adam Davidson will direct the pilot.
Cliff Curtis (Gang Related) as Sean Cabrera, a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife, Andrea. The character is described as a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life.
The female lead — the role of Nancy Tomkins, a guidance counselor who works at the school with Sean and is seeing him romantically, will be played by Gone Girl and Sons of Anarchy alum Kim Dickens.
Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) co-stars as Nancy’s son Nick, who has battled a drug problem; and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Woods) is set as Nancy’s ambitious daughter Ashley, who is the polar opposite of Nick and has dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes.
Still not cast:
The Walking Dead prequel is also currently casting a number of supporting roles:
Cody: Sean’s son, who resents his father for splitting from his mother; he is described as the angriest kid in town.
Andrea: Sean’s ex-wife, who moved with Cody to the outskirts of L.A.; she is best described as a flower child.
Matt: Ashley’s jock boyfriend.
Art: The principal at the school where both Sean and Nancy work, who has concerns about the bizarre outbreak featured on the local news.
Tobias: A wise-beyond-his-years senior at the school who believes the outbreak is Doomsday.
Casper: Nick’s drug-dealing best friend.