The survivors of AMC's WALKING DEAD spinoff series continues to grow.

According to Deadline, Ruben Blades has boarded FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, which has already been given a two-season order by the network.

'FEAR' also stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Mercedes Mason and Alycia Debnam Carey. The new series is set amid the streets of Los Angeles, during the early days of the infection. Blades will play the father of Mason's character.

Series creator Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from "The Walking Dead" are executive producers of the new series, which is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson ("Marco Polo," "Sons of Anarchy"), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner. Adam Davidson will direct the pilot episode.

The first season of "Fear the Walking Dead" will consist of six one-hour episodes and will premiere on AMC this summer with the second set to debut in 2016.

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