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During the year until the release of the expected Fear the Walking Dead when it was still called Cobalt AMC and its producers insisted on calling it a "companion" series and not a "split". Robert Kirkman affirmed that the "companion series" would be very different.
"We want to tell these stories in a completely different way with completely different people in a completely different environment that will do for a fundamentally different show," he said in March 2015.
Different, different, different, Kirman followed emphasizing.
There would be no crossed characters. They would operate in different timelines. Fear the Walking Dead would be installed in Los Angeles and would be established during the time Rick Grimes was in a coma in The Walking Dead .