Colman Domingo Becomes Series Regular on AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

AMC announced today that Broadway vet Colman Domingo has been named a series regular for the next season of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. The 'Scottsboro Boys' star portrays 'Strand', described as a "smart and sophisticated man with a mysterious past."

The network also announced that production on season two is now underway in the Baja peninsula in Mexico at Baja Studios, site of the filming for Titanic, Master and Commander and other feature films. The companion series to "The Walking Dead," the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, "Fear the Walking Dead" delivered the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history among total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings. The show returns for a second season of 15 episodes next spring.

Domingo recently shot the upcoming film The Birth of a Nation, alongside Armie Hammer. Recent films iclude Selma,Lee Daniel's The Butler and Lincoln. TV credits include a recurring role on The Knick.

The actor last appeared on Broadway in 2010's The Scottsboro Boys, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. His other Broadway credits include Passing Strange, Well and Chicago.

AMC announced today the start of

"We are thrilled to be starting production and even more thrilled to be shooting in Mexico. Baja Studios has been home to some of the greatest ocean-set films in recent years and provides all the creative resources we need to begin this new chapter in the 'Fear' saga. We couldn't be happier," said Erickson.

Season one left off with Madison (Kim Dickens), Travis (Cliff Curtis) and their extended family taking temporary shelter in Strand's (Colman Domingo) gated estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over Los Angeles, Strand prepares to escape to "Abigail," his large yacht moored offshore.

"Fear the Walking Dead" takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse - a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. "Fear the Walking Dead" stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand.

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