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Football: Wilson High is used for TV series, 'Fear the Walking Dead'

Football: Wilson High is used for TV series, 'Fear the Walking Dead'
Cliff Curtis, left, Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Frank Dillane in "Fear the Walking Dead." (Frank Ockenfels 3 / AMC)

The new TV series, "Fear the Walking Dead," made its debut on AMC on Sunday, and those who saw scenes from the high school used in the episode could recognize Los Angeles Wilson High.

Filming took place last spring and summer.

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"If we play bad, I can say, 'We were playing like zombies,'" football Coach Eddie Martinez said.

One scene had students sitting above the football field near a bank of lights.

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"If you go up there, you get suspended," Martinez said.

Students were happy for the school to receive publicity, though the school was named, "Paul Williams High School" for the episode.

"A lot of people were excited in our neighborhood," Martinez said.

So get ready for the Wilson Zombies . . .Wilson Mules this season.

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