The episode will air during one commercial break within The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere episode on Sunday, October 23. Subsequent episodes of Passage, each less than one-minute long, will debut every Sunday, online and then on-air as promos during new episodes of The Walking Dead, for the duration of Season 7. The web series is produced by Fear the Walking Dead showrunner and executive producer Dave Erickson, directed and produced by Andrew Bernstein and written by Lauren Signorino and Mike Zunic, who also serve as consulting producers.
The second season of webisodes follows a fearsome survivor, Sierra (Kelsey Scott), who agrees to help an injured woman, Gabi (Mishel Prada), in exchange for an apocalyptic sanctuary. Over the course of their harrowing journey, the women go on to face many dangers and learn what they need to survive.
Fear The Walking Dead: Passage follows last year’s Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462, which delivered over 4.6 million video streams and earned two Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.
“We saw a tremendous response to last year’s ‘Flight 462’ so we are excited to again be expanding the world of ‘Fear’ with another story of survival at the onset of the apocalypse,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “It’s great to be working with Dave Erickson and the ‘Fear’ team on this new piece of original short- form content that will continue to engage fans in the series’ off-season.”
Scott, who recently appeared in a praised arc on How To Get Away With Murder, is managed by The Green Room.