Amazon has signed a multi-territory deal with distributor eOne that will deliver AMC Studios’ “Fear the Walking Dead,” the companion series to “The Walking Dead,” to its subscription streaming service Amazon Prime Video in Germany, Austria and the U.K.
The show will be available exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers in Germany and Austria on Aug. 24, a day after it airs on AMC in the U.S. The show will also become available to Prime subscribers in the U.K. next year after premiering on AMC’s U.K. TV network this fall.
The first four seasons of “The Walking Dead” are already available to Prime subscribers in the U.K., Germany and Austria.
“Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by the team behind “The Walking Dead” — Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert — together with David Erickson, who serves as showrunner. The show explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high-school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble.
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the earlier, more dangerous, more terrifying days of ‘The Walking Dead,'” said Kirkman. “A time when danger was lurking around every corner and the thing most likely to get you killed was your own ignorance of the rapidly changing world around you.”
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is one of the most-anticipated shows in the world and companion to one of the most successful scripted dramas in the history of television,” said Jason Ropell, head of international content for Amazon Video. “We recently announced that we’re bringing Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May back together to create a hugely anticipated new motoring show exclusively for Prime members, and now we’re excited to add ‘Fear the Walking Dead.’ Our goal is to add shows that Prime members love — we can’t think of two sets of shows with bigger or more passionate fan bases.”