Fear the Walking Dead: Dead in the Water TV Series Overview (2022)


Follows the USS Pennsylvania as Riley and crew survive the apocalypse in a submarine.

Part of the Walking Dead franchise. Also known as Dead in the Water: A Fear the Walking Dead Story.


After a crewmember suffering from appendicitis dies on board despite the medics’ attempts to save him, he eventually turns and manages to bite several people. From there, things spiral out of control on the submarine as an outbreak quickly spreads, killing the majority of the crew within a day. Ultimately several surviving crewmembers were able to raise the submarine to the surface, allowing for eight people, including Riley, McGuire, and Walter, to escape from the submarine with their lives.

This release was done to help promote the second half of the Fear the Walking Dead season 07, and the storyline predominately takes place during the events of Season 01 and serves as a prequel to Season 06.


  • Nick Stahl as Jason Riley.
  • Jason Francisco Blue as Pierce.
  • Garrett Graham as McGuire.
  • Emmett Hunter as Captain Renwick.
  • Jay Gutierrez as Lieutenant Alvarez.
  • Ja’Quan Monroe-Henderson as Winokur.
  • Austin Hyde as Middlebrook.
  • John Franklin as Bacon.
  • Alexander Biglane as Park.
  • Damon Carney as Walter Schowski.
  • Jon Lee as Farley.
  • Calum Sharman as Friedman.
  • Hannah Friedman as Lucy Riley.
  • Zach Lazar Hoffman as Cook.
  • AJ Jones as Park’s Assistant.
  • John Glover as Theodore Maddox.


  • Although Dead in the Water explains much of what happened on board the sub, some things are still left unexplained.
    • The four dead bodies found by Dwight and Sherry handcuffed to bunks are never explored.
    • No explanation is ever given for the source of the radiation encountered by Morgan Jones and Victor Strand.
  • Dead in the Water is currently the piece of television universe that uses the most f-bombs, with the word being used roughly six times during its runtime, primarily by Jason Riley.

Fear the Walking Dead: Dead in the Water Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Kenneth Requa.
  • Producer(s):
    • Dan Appel … executive producer / producer (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Andrew Chambliss … executive producer (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Kevin Dreyfuss … Executive Producer: AMC Networks Content Room (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Ian Goldberg … executive producer (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Tyra Hanshaw … Executive Producer: AMC Networks Content Room (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Buttons Pham … line producer (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Jacob Pinion … executive producer (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Celia Quinnette … Executive Producer: AMC Networks Content Room (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Kenneth Requa … executive producer (6 episodes, 2022).
    • Angelika Zbikowski … Executive Producer: AMC Networks Content Room (6 episodes, 2022).
  • Writer(s):
    • Jacob Pinion.
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
    • Eric Haase.
  • Editor(s):
    • Enrique Sanchez.
  • Production:
    • Bacon & Sons Film Co.
  • Distributor(s):
    • AMC+ (2022) (USA) (video) (internet).
  • Release Date: 10 April 2022.
  • Running Time: 40 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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