Yes! Rubén Blades Joins The Cast Of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

This show just got legit.

Rubén Blades never really stopped being in stuff, but I swear it feels like forever since I’ve really noticed him in something. That’s all about to change, however, as my man Blades just got a role on AMC’s Don’t Fear The Walking Dead and/or Reaper. I will never stop cringing at that title.

Blades will play someone named Daniel, father to someone played by Mercedes Mason. The show takes place in Los Angeles and will actually show how things went down during the zombie plague outbreak, unlike The Walking Dead, which mostly just skipped that part.

Actually, for those looking for extra details about the show, Robert Kirkman gave an interview with Entertainment Weekly where he goes at length about the show’s central relationship:

“At its core this is a story of Travis and Madison, who are these two schoolteachers that both have kids from previous marriages and are very much in love.  This is a show about two people who are a team, and they do back each other up.  The do love and respect each other.  They’re a happy couple, which is something that you don’t see a lot of on cable television these days.  Usually cable television focuses on infidelity, love triangles, divorces, marriages breaking down–that’s really the meat and potatoes of the drama we mostly deal with on TV.  So having this interesting couple at the core of this show, fighting against the backdrop of civilization crumbling and the zombie apocalypse, really is the core of things.  They’ve got two sets of kids.  It’s an interesting situation.” 

Sounds kind of sweet. One or both of those fuckers are going to die, so just get ready for that.