Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Fear the Walking Dead

Critics Consensus

Fear the Walking Dead recycles elements of its predecessor, but it's still moody and engrossing enough to compete with the original.



Critic Ratings: 63


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1636
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Air date: Aug 23, 2015
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The beginning of the zombie apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead" is explored in this spin-off series. Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey star.


Brendan Meyer
as Jake Powell
Kim Dickens
as Madison Clark
Cliff Curtis
as Travis Manawa
Michelle Ang
as Charlie
Frank Dillane
as Nick Clark
Ruben Blades
as Daniel Salazar
Mercedes Masohn
as Ofelia Salazar
Mercedes Mason
as Ofelia Salazar
Danay Garcia
as Luciana Galvez
Dayton Callie
as Jeremiah Otto Sr.
Lisandra Tena
as Lola Guerrero
Toni French
as National Guard Driver
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Critic Reviews for Fear the Walking Dead Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (32)

Fear the Walking Dead feels like a worthy extension because it gives another perspective, from Los Angeles, on a global crisis. There are stories beyond Rick Grimes and his fearless, tested band.

Aug 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The new series lacks a beating heart -- even a black one.

Aug 5, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nothing serves a horror story like a good build. Or, in the case of L.A. itself, a slow crumble.

Aug 5, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even if zombies aren't your cup of TV, there is plenty to appreciate about the construction of Fear the Walking Dead.

Aug 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Fear the Walking Dead prequel might just as well be called Milking The Walking Dead For All It's Worth.

Aug 21, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

I doubt that the rampaging hordes - and by this I mean the bloodthirsty and highly opinionated legions of "Walking Dead" fans - will eat that up.

Aug 21, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It feels like writers are trying so hard to humanize these characters, they're forgetting their audience. Society is breaking down and people are being eaten; however, it doesn't seem to be impacting this series.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Fear The Walking Dead has a solid start that encourages you to keep an eye on the story. AMC knows how to exploit the zombie hen for the golden eggs. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

For the most part, Fear the Walking Dead aims to pick up something the mothership lost along the way, specifically an existential horror behind all the gore.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

What I can take away from the first 60-minutes of "Fear the Walking Dead" is that it's aiming to be rich in characters, with Frank Dillane stealing the show.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1

  • Sep 15, 2019
    When the characters in your show make a bad choice once in awhile the viewer can write it off to stress or a poorly written idea. When they continually make choices that no one would ever make in thier place it becomes painful to watch. The first 4 episodes were a tragedy of poor writing and characters making wierd choices. Not telling your daughter about the undead because you think she can't handle it? Letting a 15 year old kid walk alone into a dark house without checking if it's ok (after killing your zombie boss) then driving off? Dumb. The fact is in the modern watcher is generally too smart for this sort of poor writing and it turns us off to the show. The same thing happened to TWD . The writers/showrunners greenlit poorly conceived story arcs and had their characters make stupid choices to fit a storyline that made no sense. In the end this was pitched as a show about a family surviving the zombie apocalypse we saw the end of in The Walking Dead. In TWD we saw the aftermath of the fall of civilization. In this show we were supposed to witness the collapse and great panic. Instead we got tired story lines, paper thin premise and poorly written characters. Lots of promise, but poor writing and tired old TV tropes make us give it a hard 1 star.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    The concept of the show is great but the writing and acting are HORRIBLE! Some of the lead cast show zero emotions when there are times...people are VERY emotional. Who doesn't even shed a tear when your son or husband leaves you? NO ONE!
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Not the best, but not awful.
  • Aug 07, 2019
    Unlikeable, weakly atypical characters, though great plot line.
  • Aug 06, 2019
    Exact Rating: 7.2/10. Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 has a few lame characters, a so-so cast, and some editing issues, but there are still enough horrifying and suspenseful moments scattered throughout to make this a damn good first season.
  • Jul 29, 2019
    This season is as slow moving as the walkers/dead are. I fear nothing except more episodes of the tired formula FTWD seems to have adopted. Resting on the fame of its predecessor, I expected so much more from such and exciting premise.
  • Apr 18, 2019
    This is my favorite season of the series. I think they should develop events of outbreak slower and make it more about the beginning of the apocalypse. Even bringing different stories and people, not focusing on only one family and how people struggle through this catastrophe. But now "Fear" is not about fear any longer but a bad copy of "The Walking Dead" show. What a pity!!! I hoped it would be better...Sigh
  • Dec 31, 2018
    Its not the walking dead but so far not bad at all!
  • Nov 11, 2018
    Not quite much as the beginning of the walking dead series, but watchable enough..
  • Sep 17, 2018
    good show but the actors are made out to be so dumb and ignorant. turning on light for every zombie to see. the boy Chris is also very dumb why do the parents go after him when they know he's just going to be so reckless

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