2015/05/26 22:58:14 +00:00 | Derek Anderson

Can't wait for the summer premiere of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead? Helping hold fans over is a recent batch of set photos from The Walking Dead companion series showing the cast and crew filming their new take on Robert Kirkman's living dead world.

“Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia."

"A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. Co-Executive Producer Adam Davidson, who directed the pilot, is also directing the second and third episodes. The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC in late summer."

It was also recently revealed that Rubén Blades (Predator 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) has joined the Fear The Walking Dead cast. Blades will portray the series regular role of Daniel, the dad of Mercedes Mason’s character. Earlier this month, Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal, 666 Park Avenue) joined the series in a regular role that's yet to be detailed.

In a recent interview, Fear The Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson discussed the setting, characters, and timeline of The Walking Dead companion series in detail:

Photos from Justin Lubin / AMC via EW via TheWalkingDead.com:

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.