‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 2 Premiere Date Set

TCA 2016: “The Walking Dead” spinoff to return in April, “Night Manager” miniseries and new season of “Turn” also get premiere dates

Last Updated: January 8, 2016 @ 4:21 PM

“Fear the Walking Dead” Season 2 will premiere Sunday, April 10, at 9 p.m. ET on AMC, the company announced Friday. The first photo from the new season has also been released.

The first seven episodes will air in the spring, with the final half of the 15-episode season airing later in 2016.

Each episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” will be followed by the interactive live talk show “Talking Dead” at 10 p.m. ET.

AMC also announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the John Le Carré miniseries adaptation “The Night Manager” will premiere Tuesday, April 19, at 10 p.m. ET and the Season 3 premiere of “Turn: Washington’s Spies” will premiere Monday, April 25, at 10 p.m. ET.

“Fear’s” time slot of Sunday at 9 p.m. will put it in head-to-head competition with HBO’s “Game of Thrones” when its sixth season premieres on April 24.

The “Walking Dead” spinoff stars Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Rubén Blades, Mercedes Mason and Cliff Curtis.

Robert Kirkman, the writer of the comic book on which “The Walking Dead” is based and an executive producer on the original show, also serves as executive producer on “Fear the Walking Dead,” along with executive producers Greg Nicotero, Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert.

Dave Erickson is the showrunner.

An adaptation of John le Carré’s novel of the same name, “The Night Manager” stars Tom Hiddleston as a former British soldier named Jonathan Pine, who is recruited by an intelligence operative to infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, played by Hugh Laurie.

Jamie Bell stars on “Turn,” about the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War.

“Turn” is produced by AMC Studios, with Craig Silverstein serving as executive producer and showrunner. Barry Josephson of Josephson Entertainment also serves as an executive producer.