“Fear the Walking Dead” has accomplished quite a feat over the course of just two seasons: It has filmed in three different North American countries. There were parts of the first season filmed in Los Angeles, but production also shifted to the more cost-effective Vancouver for a time. Now, we are learning that the Baja Peninsula is going to be where production takes place for the show’s upcoming second season, which could be set largely at sea as the characters look for a new way to escape the zombie apocalypse.
In a statement, executive producer Dave Erickson specifically cites the history of Baja Studios shooting movies set at sea (“Titanic,” “Master and Commander”) as one of the reasons for making the shift south:
“We are thrilled to be starting production and even more thrilled to be shooting in Mexico. Baja Studios has been home to some of the greatest ocean-set films in recent years and provides all the creative resources we need to begin this new chapter in the ‘Fear’ saga. We couldn’t be happier.”
We remain intensely curious in seeing just how Travis, Madison, and the rest of the cast are going to make it while stuck in the middle of the ocean. While it would seem in theory that there would be fewer walkers, we have a feeling that this will not be the case. The group will have to eventually port somewhere, and they could find that there is really no escape from the danger of this world.
Ultimately, what surprises us the most right now is that the show is moving so far away from its early setting of Los Angeles after just six episodes, given the west coast vibe was such a huge part of the show’s publicity campaign for season 1.
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