AMC is making sure you don't forget about its other massively successful show about post-apocalyptic existential anguish, planning a 16-part series of shorts that will air alongside each new episode of The Walking Dead season seven. The series, officially dubbed Fear the Walking Dead: Passage, has already debuted its first entry ahead of this Sunday's Dead premiere. It's less than a minute long so, you know, watch it.
"We saw a tremendous response to last year's Flight 462 ,so we are excited to again be expanding the world of Fear with another story of survival at the onset of the apocalypse," Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development at AMC, told the Hollywood Reporter Tuesday. "It's great to be working with Dave Erickson and the Fear team on this new piece of original shortform content that will continue to engage fans in the series' off-season."
Passage centers on Sierra (Kelsey Scott), a survivor intent on helping injured Gabi (Mishel Prada) in an effort for details on a safe haven. If AMC's latest spin-off tactics follow the path set forth by Flight 462, then some shortform Emmy nominations may be in order next year.
Though ratings were a bit down for Fear the Walking Dead's season two finale, the show is still considered one of the biggest in the game. 2016 stats from Deadline place Fear as the third most watched scripted show on TV, behind only The Walking Dead and arguably the greatest show about couches ever made, Talking Dead.
The Walking Dead, the show that started all of this, returns Oct. 23 and will probably make you cry.