Fear the Walking Dead star Lennie James confirms the sixth season of The Walking Dead companion series has stopped filming due to this coronavirus pandemic.
The spinoff, which launched production in November, was scheduled to take a one-week break from filming when AMC ordered a pause.
That same order also pushed back physical production on The Walking Dead Season 11, with work on the mothership series continuing.
For Stress, again filming in Austin, Texas, James says production is “closed down for a month” and its crew and cast — including Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Austin Amelio — are”self-isolating.”
“I’m filming Austin. I am here for seven months of this season and have been here for the past three decades,” James said from Texas on Lorraine whilst boosting Save Me Too, the second season of James’ drama sequential Save Me.
“Virtually all productions are shutting down. We were assumed to be about rest for a week this week, that week has become a month”.
“So we’re shut down for a month and self-isolating like nearly everybody else is. Various variations of this,” the Morgan Jones celebrity added. “Austin has had two confirmed cases and no deaths, so we’re in this circumstance.
But we are also in a situation where there are available for the population. So we’re in a slight region of the unknown, together with everyone.”
When audiences saw Morgan last in the Fear Season 5 finale, “End of the Line,” he was left seriously wounded when taken by Pioneers leader Virginia (Colby Minifie). Morgan felt helpless as a bunch of walkers, who had been just inches away when the screen cut approached him.
Virginia split Morgan’s do-gooder group of survivors, which makes for a sixth time which is”longer anthological,” according to executive producer and TWD chief content officer Scott Gimple.
“Structurally, the series is going to change quite a bit. There’s going to be a fantastic deal more attention within the stories, a little less vignette-y in telling 16 little movies,” Gimple previously told Entertainment Weekly.”
[Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg] are out of the gate beautifully with the first two episodes, and it is a differentiating thing”.