While "Fear the Walking Dead" is a fantastic show, viewers who have come to love the action packed original series on AMC have found the spinoff to be following at a much slower pace.

The series showrunner Dave Erickson has heard fan complaints and has come out to discuss these frustrations and hopefully answer some questions. In a recent interview with TVLine, the executive producer talked the shows pace in comparison to horror movies and discussed where the characters are versus the original survivors in terms of the plot and timeframe.

Erickson compared the long-term storytelling process to that of films that, ordinarily, "by the end of the first reel, everybody knows the score and is able to kill [the undead] without any thought," the showrunner noted.

He continued, "They become very practiced at it very quickly. And that was something we wanted to avoid. We wanted to [instead] try to balance expectations of how people should behave once they know there are zombies with this sort of attempted slow burn into the apocalypse from a character standpoint."

While this makes sense, Erickson acknowledged that this method can create frustrations in viewers. "In some instances, you want [the characters] to get it already," said Erickson. "And in some circumstances, the things that they do that don’t seem particularly zombie-savvy are, for me, moments where they aren’t zombie-savvy."

Furthermore, the executive producer talked about where the characters are in the spinoff to where "The Walking Dead" survivors are, in regard to the plot. 

"If you marked off the days [that have passed on air since Fear TWD debuted], I think right now, by the end of the first half [of Season 2], we’re getting very close to Rick waking up in Georgia" revealed Erickson. "Only now have "The Walkind Dead" survivors "arrived at a place where they’re up to speed on how one deals with the apocalypse and the dead."

"Fear the Walking Dead" will return for the second half of Season 2 Aug. 21. Until then check out the intense trailer below.