Not much. Lots of conjecture, a heep of idle speculation and a ton of supposition.
The working title was Cobalt but that has been replaced with Fear The Walking Dead, neither is confirmed by the people in power. So choose wich ever you prefer or make up your own.
The show is set in the same world that Rick and his intrepid troop inhabit albeit a different location: Los Angeles taking over from Atlanta.
And that is about it.
It might be set at the same time, story lines might intersect, characters might swap series they might not. They might be called Walkers,Lurkers, Biters or even plain old Zombies. No one knows. However creator Robert Kirkman did release the following statement “There are many corners of The Walking Dead universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill. I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new universe of The Walking Dead, and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them” So that clears that up then…
A few cast members have already being annouced with Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis standing out from the crowd. Kim might not be a household name but to fans of Deadwood and Sons of Anarchy she will be instantly recognisable, Cliff however has one of those faces that makes you want to play the beloved game of That’s-Thingy-From-Whatchamacallit:
After its needless mid season break, The Walking Dead will return on 8th February.