Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 showed viewers what happens in Los Angeles in the early days of of the zombie apocalypse, and Season 2 will see the survivors head out to sea. Ahead of the series' Season 2 premiere on April 10th, showrunner Dave Erickson recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and talked about what to expect upon the show's return.

Speaking with THR, Erickson discussed Fear The Walking Dead Season 2's timeline compared to The Walking Dead:

"We talked a lot last season about the overlap between our story and Rick's [Andrew Lincoln in the flagship] coma. If you count the days in season one, Rick hasn't woken up yet going into season two."

On whether or not there will be a time jump from the end of Season 1 to the beginning of season 2:

"It's not going to be a dramatic jump. In the wake of what's going on in Los Angeles, I didn't want to abandon the city without some residue about what it was like to lose the city. I wanted the audience to have an introduction to the boat."

When asked how much of Season 2 will take place at sea, Erickson said "a good amount", and went on to explain whether or not the zombies in the world of Fear The Walking Dead can swim:

"They can't swim. Zombies can wade and that's something we experimented with in the first couple episodes; it has a lot to do with decomposition and gas buildup in the body."

Erickson also discussed how even though Season 2 will spend a lot of time on the water, it won't be without its own excursions on land:

"We realize quickly that the dangers on the ocean are equal to if not greater than the dangers on land. And that's going to put us in a place where we're stuck between the two."

On the ultimate destination the survivors have in mind aboard the Abigail:

"We will get somewhere. We're not going to make it across the Pacific. But there will be multiple stops and, at some point, we find a place we can call home and try to rebuild."

Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres on Sunday, April 10th at 9:00pm EST. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and to read the Erickson's full interview with THR, visit:

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Source: THR
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