Foxtel brings Fear the Walking Dead to Australia


Fay Sutton

| 12 August 2015

Foxtel has secured AMC's new series Fear the Walking Dead for Australian audiences. It will premiere express from the US on 24 August on FX.

The programme will also be available to Foxtel subscribers with Internet-connected iQ set-top boxes and via Foxtel Go on-demand with Foxtel Anytime.

Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel chief executive, said Fear the Walking Dead was the most anticipated new series of the year. "We are thrilled to bring the programme to our subscribers exclusively. In addition to screening the series express from the US on FX, we are also excited to offer our customers the ability to watch every episode on demand on Foxtel Anytime following each episode's broadcast."

Fear the Walking Dead will also have its exclusive streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) home on Presto, and will be available in 2016.

Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family and stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason and Lorenzo James Henrie.

A 15-episode order for a second season has just been green-lit, with it due to air in 2016.