A zombie apocalypse is not something that I ever pondered before the fad of the dystopian apocalypse story. It is also not often that we are blessed with a show like The Walking Dead, a TV series that is so great but also simultaneously so horrifying. If you love melodrama, gore, and poorly timed soundtracks, this show will give you all of the thrills you could ever imagine.
This August, AMC will premiere a companion series entitled Fear the Walking Dead. Colman Domingo, Tony award nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in The Scottsboro Boys, will play a character named Strand, described as “a smart and sophisticated man with a mysterious past.” Domingo’s role will be recurring on the Fear the Walking Dead series, which is set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse in Los Angeles or, as I like to refer to it, “West Coast/Best Coast.”
It is not often that we are graced with a show like The Walking Dead that spans people’s interest across so many different demographic categories. I might consider the show a phenomenon, perhaps an anomaly; because no matter what walk of life people come from, you can always find someone that loves The Walking Dead.