Mercedes Mason Joins AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead

Mercedes Mason Joins AMC's Fear The Walking Dead

Entertainment Weekly brings word that “Chuck” and “Californication” actress Mercedes Mason has joined AMC’s upcoming companion series “Fear The Walking Dead.” It’s unknown what her role will be in the prequel series, but she has signed on to appear as a series regular.

“Fear The Walking Dead” will also star Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”). It will take place far away from the Atlanta, Georgia setting of “The Walking Dead” in the streets of Los Angeles, amid the early days of the infection.

Series creator Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from “The Walking Dead” are executive producers of the new series, which is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (“Marco Polo,” “Sons of Anarchy”), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner. Adam Davidson will direct the pilot episode.

The first season of “Fear the Walking Dead” will consist of six one-hour episodes and will premiere on AMC this summer with a second season already ordered and set to debut in 2016. You can check out the previously-released teaser trailer below.

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