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A 16 part web series that tells the story of the breakout from a group of people on a plane was created to tie in to Fear The Walking Dead Season 2. The web series is Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015).250 of 263 found this interesting | Share thisIn 2018 a new AMC policy was announced that allows both The Walking Dead (2010) & Fear the Walking Dead (2015) to use the F word twice per season. The first instance was in The Walking Dead: The Obliged (2018).29 of 29 found this interesting | Share thisThe actor who plays Travis Manawa, Cliff Curtis, is a New Zealander of Maori descent. Curtis has become known over the years for playing characters who come from a wide variety of racial, national, and/or ethnic backgrounds (including Latino, African-American, Iraqi Arab, Indian, and others) but he has only rarely had roles in which he played someone who shared his actual lineage. In an August 2015 interview, Curtis revealed that when he was cast as Travis, the show’s creators adjusted his character to make Travis also of Maori descent, and that it is one of the only roles he’s had for which he was not required to cover his traditional tattoos. “Manawa” is a Maori word meaning “mangrove tree”; it can also refer to a person’s hand, breath, or heart, depending on the context.135 of 147 found this interesting | Share thisAs shown in the pilot, iPhone 4 is used which refers that the events might have taken place in 2009-2010 where the first season of The Walking Dead (2010) started .170 of 191 found this interesting | Share thisThe premiere broke a cable record for a series launch in both adults 18-49 (6.3 million) and total viewers (10.13 million)89 of 100 found this interesting | Share thisBefore the title was decided, filming was done under the code title “Cobalt”. On March 27th the title was confirmed as “Fear the Walking Dead”.119 of 137 found this interesting | Share thisThe first episode and exteriors were shot in LA, the rest of Season 1 was shot in Vancouver, Canada. Seasons 2 and 3 were shot in Baja California, Mexico while Season 4 was filmed in Austin, Texas.41 of 46 found this interesting | Share thisColby Hollman auditioned for the role of Wes for the fifth season during his senior year of college. When he won the role, he alternated attending classes and shooting scenes for the series.4 of 4 found this interesting | Share thisDave Erickson pitched an idea for patient zero which was rejected by Robert Kirkman who did not want any stories about the origin of the virus.4 of 4 found this interesting | Share thisThe casting calls had different names for some of the main characters. Madison Clark was initially named Nancy Tompkins and later Madison Bennett; Alicia Clark was originally Ashley Tompkins; Nick Clark was originally called Ian; Travis Manawa was initially Sean Cabrera, which was later changed to Travis Posada; Liza Ortiz was originally named Andrea Chapman; and her son Christopher Manawa was originally named Cody Cabrera, later Chris Posada.40 of 75 found this interesting | Share thisThe choice of the first name “Madison” for the character played by Kim Dickens is generationally anomalous. The use of Madison as a first name for girls in the United States was statistically negligible until 1985, when it suddenly appeared on the Social Security Administration’s list of the thousand most popular baby names of the year (ranked at number 627). The name, the origin of which historians attribute solely to the popularity of the 1984 movie Splash (in which the mermaid played by Daryl Hannah names herself “Madison” after the New York City avenue), soared in popularity throughout the 1980s and 1990s and landed in the top ten–where stayed for almost twenty years–in 1997. But even assuming that the character of Madison Clark is supposed to be as much as a decade younger than the actress who plays her (Kim Dickens was born in 1965) she still would have been extremely unlikely to have received the name “Madison” at birth.10 of 15 found this interesting | Share thisDave Erickson left the show after season 3 to work on other projects for AMC. He was replaced as showrunner by Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg.2 of 3 found this interesting | Share thisElizabeth Rodriguez (Liza Ortiz) and Lorenzo James Henrie (Chris Manawa) play mother and son. However Rodriguez is less than 13 years older than Henrie in real life.2 of 3 found this interesting | Share thisNico Tortorella auditioned for the role of Nick Clark. They would go on to play Felix Carlucci in The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020).Is this interesting? | Share this

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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dave Erickson revealed that in his original seven-season plan for the show, the character of Madison Clark would have ended up as a villain.10 of 10 found this interesting | Share thisThe character of Nick Clark was killed off in season 4 after Frank Dillane asked to leave to pursue other opportunities.10 of 12 found this interesting | Share thisJohn Dorie was killed in season 6 because Garret Dillahunt asked to leave. Dillahunt stated that he loved his time on the show but that he wanted to pursue other roles.3 of 3 found this interesting | Share this

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