AUSTIN (KXAN) — The zombie invasion is here — at least, for a few days. AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” will film scenes in southeast Austin Nov. 29, according to a city permit.
Stalwart Films is shooting the scene in the area of Shady Cedar Drive and Onion Creek Drive, and expects some equipment to take up space in those areas as well as Sand Hill Drive and Thatch Lane. Traffic could be affected in the area intermittently, and the Austin Police Department will be on scene at S. Pleasant Valley Road between Springville Lane and William Cannon Drive on the day of the shoot.
Crews will set up the area Nov. 28 and plan to remove the set on Nov. 30.
The spinoff of the popular zombie apocalypse show “The Walking Dead” began in 2015 and is in its fourth season. On Monday original series actor Lennie James announced via a Facebook Live that his character Morgan Jones would be crossing over to the prequel series, and that he is in Austin to shoot some of those scenes.
“One of the good things about the secret being out and all of you lot knowing about the crossover or having some sense of what the crossover will be is that I’m allowed to leave my hotel room,” James said. “I can finally get out and see some of Austin and eat some of its fantastic food.”
This isn’t the only area of central Texas where portions of the show were reportedly filmed. Drone pictures from the week of Nov. 14 showed the Round Rock Express baseball diamond and field transformed into an agricultural space dotted with tents. Although a spokesperson said a third party rented its facility, it said it couldn’t comment on the specifics of the project.