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PREMIERE: Filmed-in-Los-Angeles & Vancouver-As-Los-Angeles FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Debuts Tonight on AMC

Update: Fear the Walking Dead’s Los-Angeles-shot 90-minute premiere set a cable TV record with 10.1 million viewers, including 6.3 million in the key 18-49 demographic.

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Fear begins here.

Fear the Walking Dead shot its premiere in east L.A. and then five episodes in Vancouver-as-L.A. from May 10th to around June 19th after which it returned to L.A. to shoot exteriors.


Showrunner Dave Erickson told Entertainment Weekly that it was important that Fear the Walking Dead feel like an Los Angeles show — “It’s the side of LA that we establish in the pilot, and it’s the place where our heroes live, and it was a dynamic sense and a vibrancy to what is for us mostly east Los Angeles, and it’s layered, and it’s diverse. We were able to find places in Vancouver that worked beautifully, but when it came down to sort of the ground zero of our family, it was important that we went back to where we started essentially and came back to Los Angeles. ”

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The six-episode companion series starts earlier than The Walking Dead with the zombie outbreak in another part of the United States told through a blended family: widowed high school guidance counsellor Madison (Kim Dickens) and teacher Travis (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 Salazar (Ruben Blades), his wife  Griselda (Patricia Reyes Spindola) and his daughter Ofilia (Mercedes Mason). People don’t know what’s happening but there are shootings, fires and riots breaking out across the country. Over time the companion series catches up to the full zombie apocalypse of The Walking Dead.

Next week’s episode features L.A. riot scenes filmed in Vancouver, including the first day of shooting here behind the Bentall Centre downtown.

Related: Fear The Walking Dead Films Cliff Curtis in Vancouver Business District.:


Lorenzo James Henrie, Cliff Curtis and Elizabeth Rodriguez.


Cliff Curtis.

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Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as East L.A.

Cliff Curtis and Ruben Blades as Daniel Salazar outside Salazar’s Cuts.

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Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside dressed for filming.


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Oceanic Plaza as fictional Gabrielinos Plaza in  east L.A.

Related: Riot Rehearsal in Vancouver’s Oceanic Plaza.

Cliff Curtis on set.


Cliff Curtis under the scaffolding that’s tipped over.


Surrey School District Building as Sisters of Mercy Hospital.

Related: Fear The Walking Dead Shootings in Surrey as Los Angeles Hospital.




Daniel (Ruben Blades) and his daughter Ofilia (Mercedes Mason).


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Police shooting at walkers in hospital parking lot.



2 thoughts on “PREMIERE: Filmed-in-Los-Angeles & Vancouver-As-Los-Angeles FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Debuts Tonight on AMC”

  1. I know this is going to sound very odd …but i really need to know the date and location from the episode air on 8/30/2015 on AMC that i just seen, my son is dead and I seen ON THE RIOT a shaved man with a bear wearing black clothes holding a beer on his right hand that looks and acts exactly like my son Ricky EVERYTHING resembles him the way he intimidated lifting his arms the other man approaching etc. I am his mother i can assure it is him…he love this type of shows and he was used to live in LA for long time but never mention any of this to me, i really need to know pls contact me i really need to speak with someone about this pls pls pls….iam not crazy but i will be if I can’t make sense to what I just seen…

    1. The riot from last night was filmed on May 10th during the day on Eveleigh Street in downtown Vancouver and later on May 21st in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in the 300 block of Powell Street. Sounds like your son has a doppleganger in Vancouver who works as a background actor in film. So sorry for your loss.

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