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SHOOT: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Films Cliff Curtis, Elizabeth Rodriguez & Lorenzo James Henrie in Vancouver Business District

Update: Fear the Walking Dead episode 2 So Close So Far: Travis (Cliff Curtis) searches for his son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) as L.A. implodes. Filmed on closed Eveleigh Street behind the Bentall Centre in downtown Vancouver.

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Set in Los Angeles, Fear the Walking Dead  starts earlier than The Walking Dead  with the zombie outbreak in another part of the United States told through the blended family of a widowed high school guidance counsellor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), who’ve moved in together with their children — Madison’s druggy, dropout son Nick (Frank Dillane) and academic standout daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam Carey) and Travis’s angry son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) who’s mad at his Dad for splitting from his Mom, Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez). Other characters include Alicia’s boyfriend Matt (Maestro Harrell), Daniel (Ruben Blades), his wife Griselda (Patricia Reyes Spindola)and his daughter Ofilia (Mercedes Mason).

Cliff Curtis as Travis, a teacher.

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Cliff Curtis in the scene.

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Are there zombies in Vancouver’s Business District today? The Walking Dead spinoff Fear The Walking Dead is filming in a closed off Eveleigh Street behind the Bentall Centre with prop Los Angeles emergency vehicles, Los Angeles Police Department Squad cars and some local L.A. TV satellite trucks. There may be one or two zombies in this melee but it’s no zombie herd…yet.  Fear The Walking Dead — expected to film here from May 10th to June 19th — starts off as  a prequel but over time the companion series will catch up to the full zombie apocalypse.

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Director Adam Davidson on left.

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Director Adam Davidson from behind.

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Can you spot a walker?

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Media covers what looks like a riot in the making.

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Set in Los Angeles, Fear The Walking Dead reveals what happens in another corner of America, as the zombie outbreak begins.

 ”A strange virus is going around.” Fear the Walking Dead.

AMC image from pilot.

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Kim Dickens (Gone Girl) described her character as a “bad-ass, Sigourney Weaver-type character” to Entertainment Weekly.

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Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis.

Fear The Walking Dead is expected to film five episodes in Vancouver from May 10th to June 19th under production code Cobalt and premiere this summer on AMC.

 

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