Entertainment Weekly has released seven set photos from the production of the pilot of AMC’s impatiently awaited Fear the Walking Dead, a spin-off of the network’s gargantuan, still great The Walking Dead. The photo gives us more images of Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis, who will be leading the new series, which covers the beginning of the event that Rick Grimes, the troubled hero of The Walking Dead, slept through after getting shot in the pilot episode. More than that though, the photos shed light on those behind the camera actually doing the technical work and discussing narrative decisions that will help create the imagery and story arc of the seven-episode first season.
Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead comic series and executive producer on both the original series and the spin-off, is pictured here overseeing the production alongside Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson, who is seen both talking to Dickens, going over a scene with producer-writer Gale Anne Hurd, and working with make-up wizard Greg Nicotero. Elsewhere, Adam Davidson, the director of the first three episodes of the anticipated spin-off, is seen preparing for a sequence in an office with Curtis. And then, of course, there is the ceremonial snap of the finished clapper for the pilot episode, declaring “It’s a Wrap!” This doesn’t give us any real glimpse as to what to expect from Kirkman’s latest venture with AMC, but nevertheless drums up quite a lot of anticipation for how Fear the Walking Dead will compare with the television behemoth that is The Walking Dead.
Check out the pictures below and read our other Fear the Walking Dead stories here.