Fear The Walking Dead
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“Fear The Walking Dead” season 2b will show viewers a different side of the series, chock-full of new characters, plots and a new location. In particular, actor Lorenzo James Henrie and showrunner Dave Erickson have confirmed more violence and an up close and personal look at the character of Nick Clark.

In an interview with Digital Trends, Henrie first spoke about his character, Chris Manawa, and what it was like to explore a darker side to him. “It was a little tricky,” he admitted. “I was seeing my character evolve week by week not knowing what sort of decision to make in a previous episode that makes sense in the next episode.” No matter the amount of confusion, however, Henrie admitted that it is part of the challenge and fun of being on a series like “Fear The Walking Dead.”

Particularly in season 2b, Henrie shared that he reveled in getting off The Abigail. “Going to this different place, you meet a lot of new people, a new culture, and you’re going to see some characters,” he confirm. “The land gives us more exploration.”

In addition to all this, Henrie also confirmed that the violence in “Fear The Walking Dead” is definitely going to the next level in this second half of the season.

He specifically mentioned the mid-season premiere episode, which will showcase recovering drug-addict Nick, played by Frank Dillane, in a particularly moving yet beautiful sequence.

Erickson, on his part, has shared exactly why his team decided on a Nick-centric episode in an interview with Yahoo! “Nick is clearly getting his fix from the dead,” Erickson explained. Nick’s addictive personality is explained -- how it both helps and hinders his survival.

And while the mid-season debut episode of “Fear The Walking Dead” focuses on Nick and his reckless behaviour, Erickson promised that fans will see even more of this as season 2 continues on.

“Fear The Walking Dead” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on AMC in the US. For Australian audiences, the show will air on FX on Monday at 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.