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Fear the Walking Dead Turns Texas Towns into Zombie Playgrounds

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Season 4 of the guilty pleasure, apocalyptic phenomenon Fear the Walking Dead is in full swing. We can’t get enough of the AMC franchise. The spin-off from The Walking Dead has turned various locations around Texas into its zombie land playground for this season.

The story unfolds as a kind of precursor to The Walking Dead series, highlighting the earliest outbreaks and all the action-packed suspense that comes with it. Filmed in and around Austin, Texas, the series will have you recognizing familiar sites disguised as apocalyptic war zones. “When we realized we were filming in Texas, we saw this season aesthetically as a Western and wanted to use the landscape of Texas to reflect that emotional journey,” executive producer Ian Goldberg told mysanantonio.com.

In the YouTube video highlight, you may notice a familiar face added to the cast this season. Jenna Elfman used to star in the popular ’90s sitcom Dharma & Greg. She joins the cast as Naomi, “a capable survivor who’ll have to keep her guard up when she crosses paths with Madison and her family,” shares the AMC website.

Locations used for the season include attractions and landscapes known to the surrounding areas in and around Austin, as well as Round Rock, and an area known for its “ghost town” effects, Bartlett, with its notable historic structures. Dell Diamond in Round Rock was also transformed into an apocalyptic stadium, unrecognizable after crews basically turned it into a worn out and dirty war zone.

Morgan in Fear the Walking Dead
Photo: Facebook/ Fear the Walking Dead

In the opener, there was a nod to Bexar County. Further along in the season, you may be surprised to learn the past of another character, played by former Lost star Maggie Grace, will somehow be tied back to San Antonio, Texas.

Andrew Chambliss, Goldberg’s showrunner partner, promises that even if you were not a fan before this season, you can still join in the fun as the show is designed to capture the attention of new and old fans alike. Another familiar face you will see join this spin-off is Lennie James, who plays Morgan, a character from The Walking Dead.

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