Fear The Walking Dead just wrapped up its first season, but plans for the second are already well underway.
Showrunner David Erickson recently told The Hollywood Reporter what a lot of fans were already predicting — the survivors will make it to that boat that was so obviously seen in the season finale.
“There will be quite a bit of action on the seas — and we’ll split it between land and water,” said Erickson. “But it’s going to be an interesting dynamic.”
Does that mean the group splits up again? Because that never seems to work out well in zombie stories. Even if they don’t, Erickson promises that the entire season doesn’t take place on a boat (remember the farm from season two of The Walking Dead? No thanks!).
“My understanding is that walkers can’t swim. The Governor (David Morrissey on The Walking Dead) killed somebody and tossed him into the lake. You see the walker underwater, he’s submerged and is trying to get up. I think there was something weighing him down so he couldn’t float. I have to confirm this with Robert [Kirkman] but walkers can’t swim — I’m sure they’d eventually bloat.”
Erickson also touched on what the group’s plan will be next season, as they try to figure out what to do, now that Los Angeles is basically a giant burning, zombified disaster zone.
“They know the city has fallen and know things are incredibly bad and they know that this is happening in other states and potentially other countries but they haven’t had anybody say to them, ‘The world is over; this is our extinction event,'” Erickson explained. “That’s something they’ll have to process as they move through season two as well. If I were them, I’d be thinking that there has to be some place to go. Maybe it’s an island. I don’t know. But there’s got to be a place where this contagion hasn’t touched. But we the audience know that’s not true and that will be the next blow that they suffer.”
Fans will have to wait to find out, as Fear The Walking Dead won’t return until August or September of 2016. And when it does, we predict that they are taking that boat to Hawaii to battle walkers with grass skirts. Okay, probably not.