Fear The Walking Dead [Warning: Contains spoilers for Seasons up to S4]

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the shows gets better all the time.
From season to season AMC has made better seasons, even if most the fans said after the first season that they are never going to watch it. Fear is different, and like I've said before, it has allowed the producers a free canvas to do whatever they want in the Kirkman's world.

If they are ever going to do another one, they should make it tens years into the future or forty.
 

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"You don't know what you got 'til it's gone," is a phrase many Fear the Walking Dead fans have learned in Madison Clark's absence.

The leader of the series through its first three seasons appeared in half of the AMC show's fourth season (or, half of the first half, to be more accurate) until the baseball stadium she turned to a sanctuary was turned to ash. Kim Dickens' exit was unexpected by many but appeared to be written on the wall from the beginning of Season Four. With a timeline split in a "BEFORE" an "NOW" set up through the first eight episodes, Dickens' Madison only appeared in the "BEFORE" scenarios, hinting she would be gone in the present.

In the early seasons of Fear the Walking Dead, Madison's story did little to garner the character much praise from fans or critics. A pair of early seasons pit her leadership against that of Cliff Curtis' Travis, creating indecision of who the show's clear-cut leader was. In Season Three, Curtis made a quick exit, handing the reigns over to Dickens in Dave Erickson's final year as the showrunner.

When Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg stepped in as showrunners with Season Four, Dickens appeared to be caught off guard by Madison's exit. She has, several times, expressed a desire to have continued with the role. Fans, at the same time, were left wishing for more of the character who saw thorough development throughout Season Three and her moments in Season Four.

After all, it's entirely plausible Madison is still alive. The character, if dead, was killed off-screen in a fire -- something other characters on the show have survived before her.

Now, the series appears to have handed itself over to The Walking Dead's Morgan Jones. In Episode 4x14 on Sunday night, titled "MM54", the group of survivors (entirely fresh Season Four faces as Alicia Clark and Victor Strand weren't present) simultaneously turned to him in their time of need. While Morgan's character is not necessarily one seeking a leadership mantle, he has inherited it on Fear.

With Morgan and the series embracing an attitude of helping others and avoiding the need to kill, they have taken on Madison's legacy. The return of Madison could be a welcome juxtaposition to Morgan's style and Madison's original vision.

In Fear the Walking Dead's case, Madison Clark could have been both hardened and darkened by the fall of the baseball stadium. Her narrow survival could leave her broken and furious after the effort to build something peaceful and prosperous literally went down in flames.

Meanwhile, Morgan is now in the business of rescuing people both physically and mentally. With characters like Alicia and Strand finding themselves torn between loyalties and morals, an interesting conflict could present itself if Madison were to return to the AMC show in Season Five.

It would be reminiscent of Jack Shephard and John Locke's feuds on the hit series LOST. On the ABC show, one character operated based on science and experiences. The other acted on faith.

Furthermore, Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead could use some positivity in comment sections and Twitter threads regarding the shows. While a portion of the audience was happy to see Madison go, there are constant remarks and entire accounts dedicated to the return of the show's once-leader. Despite a fun and compelling back half of Season Four (arguably one of the best shows on cable, right now) the series is plagued with negativity from corners of its fandom and former actors.

It appears Fear may have banked on Morgan Jones and The Walking Dead's popularity to help its ratings rise up but the crossover came far too late for such a desire. With The Walking Dead trending downwards in its ratings, the crossover's announcement came far too late for the once 17-million fans to dedicate themselves to 16 more weeks of the apocalypse for one character.

Fear the Walking Dead was simultaneously building an identity for itself and producing high-quality narratives in its third and fourth seasons. The ratings were steady over two million viewers per episode. Since Madison's death, the series has not topped two million live viewers in a single week's episode.

While the show has remained a solid product with each passing Sunday, producing stellar performances from Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lennie James, and Garret Dillahunt week in and week out, the ratings are not reflective. The audience is so busy being angry about Dickens' being removed from the show that Jenna Elfman and the other newcomers are not being given their proper praise.

The bottom line is fans truly seem to be jumping ship in the wake of Madison's death. A little positive buzz among fans who were dedicated to Fear the Walking Dead from its earliest days certainly wouldn't hurt.

There is not an hour which passes where "#BringBackMadison" is not active on Twitter, so is it time for the AMC show to listen to its fans and make an offer to Kim Dickens for a return?
It's Time for 'Fear The Walking Dead' to Bring Back Madison
 

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A ridiculous article really in that Madison was blown up in the stadium along with thousands of Walking Dead. Not really off screen considering she started the explosion and was shown to be there when the big boom went off.
I suspect if Frank Dillane hadn't left then they would have kept her along. Unfortunately when he left it put events in motion in the writers eyes.
 

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I suspect if Frank Dillane hadn't left then they would have kept her along. Unfortunately when he left it put events in motion in the writers eyes.
I think she deserved a chance to be in this season at the present moment, but in the story terms, her going away was the thing that made people to skip Fear as they automatically thought the quality had gone down. Maybe they are right and we are wrong.
 

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I liked the husband, Travis, character too... and Nick. So, while she was a strong character, I wouldn't put down all the change in direction to one particular thing (like Maddison dying.) However, change has always been a part of this show, and also TWD - people die, people come and people go, places come and go, enemies come and go - the shows have continued on.

The real question being asked is, I think, is there one particular character that is bigger than the show itself: Is there a FTWD without Maddison? And is there a TWD without Rick?
 

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Is there a FTWD without Maddison? And is there a TWD without Rick?
Yes, to both. We have already seen it happening in Fear. Things keeps sifting and it's true that they left the door open for Madison to come back as they never showed her body. We can only assume she was destroyed by the fire.
 

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I think it is too early to call the answer to that question. Only time will tell. The Madison and Rick characters were a huge part of early the episodes those shows. In a few years time, we could be still saying how great this is, alternatively we'll be saying this is where it 'jumped the shark' but that can only be in hindsight. All I'm saying is that, personally, I thought the loss of Travis and Nick to be equal to Madison. I'm not so sure if Rick leaves TWD, but sure, we could argue about that for months... years even.
 

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All I'm saying is that, personally, I thought the loss of Travis and Nick to be equal to Madison.
I agree. I feel for their losses as well and I wish that they would have gone further than they did.
 

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was all but rebooted in its fourth season as the cast saw a major turnover and new showrunners flipped the show's tone on its head.

Behind-the-scenes, Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss took the showrunner reigns from Dave Erickson. As the Season Four played out, the show's original cast members Frank Dillane and Kim Dickens made exits, with the former being a fulfilled request for the actor and the latter being caught off guard. Meanwhile, a slew of new cast members (including The Walking Dead's Lennie James) became focal points as the tone provided genuine laughs and a drastically different tone by comparison to prior seasons.

"One of the things that we wanted to do when we came onto the show was bring some lighter moments, bring out one of the things that helps people cope with very difficult situations," Chambliss told ComicBook.com. "At times, that's humor, so we wanted to find ways to inject that into the show. But the thing that was very important for us was to find ways to put it in the show that felt organic and made it still feel like it was a very grounded world and it still felt like it was part of the Walking Dead universe. And the way we kind of set out to achieve that was by bringing in characters who use humor as a coping mechanism."

The comedic side of Fear the Walking Dead is often delivered by Mo Collins and Daryl Mitchell, newcomers to the series in the back half of Season Four. "I think we see it probably most pronounced with Sarah and Wendell," Chambliss said of the comedy. "These are a brother and sister pair who have been traveling the apocalypse since the outbreak. You can really see the ways that they use humor almost to entertain each other. And I think, at the end of the day, if you asked them why, it's because it's one of the things that just makes life worth living when so much of the time you're just worried about where you're going to sleep, where you're going to find food, whether a walker's going to come around the corner."

Meanwhile, a portion of Fear the Walking Dead's audience is still holding out hope to see Dickens return as Madison Clark. After all, they didn't see a body when the character apparently went down in flames in the Mid-Season Four finale, giving the desire a bit a wiggle room to become reality.

While the showrunners will not definitively say that Madison is gone, they do acknowledge that the character's loss will continue to be a driver for the series and the characters who survived her.


"Emotionally, for us, what Madison's sacrifice meant to everyone is something that is absolutely going to carry forward," Goldberg said. "And, again, that's something that we'll see in the finale, not to spoil anything, but how Madison's legacy will live on in the people that survived her and how her spirit and the hopeful philosophy that started with her will carry forward."

While it appears James' Morgan Jones has become the leader of the show, Alycia Debnam-Carey's Alicia Clark can be seen as a rival to the protagonist position. The series, however, is not looking to name any specific protagonist.

"We see it as an ensemble show, and it will continue to be that," Goldberg said. "We want to continue to tell stories about these characters impacting each other."
'Fear The Walking Dead' Showrunners Explain Major Season 4 Changes
 

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Fear the Walking Dead shot the entirety of its fourth season in the greater Austin, Texas area, even converting a baseball stadium to a post-apocalyptic survivor camp, but journeyed into Austin's city limits in its latest episodes. It was a difficult but exciting adventure for the AMC zombie show.

"One great thing we can say about shooting in Austin is it gave us a lot of variety in terms of locations to shoot at this season," Fear the Walking Dead's co-showrunner Ian Goldberg told ComicBook.com. Goldberg, along with Andrew Chambliss, took over showrunner duties from Dave Erickson with the current season and made some major changes in the process. "Everything from the baseball stadium, which was sort of on the outskirts of Austin, a place called Round Rock, to the water park, so much of this season has been about our characters on the road from one place to the next. You know, I think our production department probably got sick of reading 'exterior road' on a lot of our slugs. But they did an incredible job of just sort of selling the journey through the different locations that we used in Austin."

The technical aspect of creating a post-apocalyptic city without shutting most of the city down for production left a lot of heavy lifting for the show's post-production crew. "Then in Episode 4x14 where we're at the hospital, that's the first time we actually were within a city of Austin and the first time we saw a much more urban setting in the apocalypse," Chambliss said. "That was something we've been wanting to do for a while, and when we ended up on the roof of the hospital, there was really no way of hiding the city. It was not an easy or cheap thing to achieve. The rooftop, that was all practical set dressing, but then everything beyond that really became a visual effect."

As seen in photos from the episode, the Austin skyline is visibly decayed by the absence of human life and the upkeep which comes with it.

"The capital building with the dome half caved in, all the buildings with dirt and windows blown out, that was all done after the fact, when we were working with our post department and a bunch of different visual effects companies," Chambliss said. "Stuff that, when we're coming up with these ideas we don't even think about, but the fact that you see a road in the distance and there is rush hour traffic on it for miles and miles, we have to then go in and create all of that. So we love seeing that, but when it's on a roof, it's very expensive. We do want to see more of kind of the urban side of the apocalypse in that landscape and that's something that we'll see a bit more in this season and hope to kind of continue seeing going on into next season."

Heading into Season Five, the showrunners do hope to get an opportunity to explore more city-scapes. So far, the Dead universe has unveiled Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Washington D.C., and Austin. "We are filming in Austin again for Season Five," Goldberg says. "But what we can say is we, without giving away sort of where we're going story-wise, we will be exploring different parts of the greater Austin area, and possibly the greater Texas area, as part of the story we're telling. So we're always trying to avoid repetition, and that will continue, yeah, as these characters take the next evolution in their journey."
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After Morgan lead the group to the hospital in downtown Austin, Texas, Jim (played by Aaron Stanford) came face to face with an infected for the first time. Although he managed to put it down, Episode 4x14 revealed he had been bitten on his back -- a location for such a wound which meant death by the virus was inevitable. In Episode 4x15, though, the selfish character found it in himself to make his death meaningful and heroic, as he used his impact on a truck to lure the dead from his group.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, Fear the Walking Dead's co-showrunners Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss opened up about the heartbreaking death.

"When we conceived of Jim as a character, we always knew he was going to be this guy who has a chip on his shoulder because he felt like he had been cheated out of the fortune and success he was on the cusp of, right before the outbreak," Chambliss explained. "And we liked that he had this kind of selfish optimism, where he thought he had something that was very important to helping the world get back on track, and that being beer. And he had that full speech about how civilization had been built on beer."

While it took the end of his journey being written on the wall for Jim to help others, his selfish attitude was prominent all along. "At the end of the day, the reason he wanted to help civilization rebuild wasn't so he could help his fellow man and woman, it was so he could become rich," Chambliss explained. "He had a lot to learn and he was really a selfish character up until the very end, even when he got bit in Episode 4x14, he was still kind of exhibiting that selfishness, where he felt like, 'Oh, great. Because, Morgan, you made this bad decision, I'm now going to die. And I'm not going to get to have my beer be the thing that helps save the world.'"

Still, it was a fun prospect for the creative team to offer the character redemption. In fact, it's quite symbolic of each characters' journey so far, as each is seeking to make up for some red on their respective ledgers.

"We knew we wanted to redeem him, and it was really, from Jim's point of view, seeing what Morgan had done for all of the other characters on the show," Chambliss said. "And then, at the same time, seeing what all these other characters were willing to do for Morgan in coming back to him at the hospital, even putting on this kind of crazy rescue mission that no one was even sure if it was going to happen. And, ultimately, everyone ending up with their life in danger on the roof of a fire truck surrounded by walkers."

Ultimately, Jim's change of heart came at the last minute. "It's only then Jim really realizes he doesn't want to go out as this selfish guy," Chambliss said. "Morgan said, 'You can choose how you die,' and he chooses to go out a hero. And not just a hero by jumping off the roof and causing a distraction to lure walkers away from our other characters, but he also imparts a beer recipe, that he thinks is going to become so important to the future of humanity, to Sarah."

Jim's death intentionally reflects the theme of the entire back half of Fear the Walking Dead's fourth season. "It's what we've talked about since the beginning of this season, that this was thematically going to be about people going from places of isolation to community," Goldberg said. "I think you really see that with Jim, which is prior to us meeting him in Episode 4x11, he'd spent a lot of time on his own in the brewery, sort of hiding from the apocalypse, surviving solo. And it's because of the journey that he has with this unlikely community of people that it actually impacts him and takes him from a selfish person to a selfless one. It's interesting in this episode because you see the effect of this community, both on Jim and on Morgan, and it's almost seeing how Morgan has effected everyone else that effects Jim."
'Fear The Walking Dead' Showrunners Explain Heartbreaking Character Death
 

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Fear The Walking Dead fan-favorite Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades) is MIA, but showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg may have hinted how Daniel could return during the already in-the-works Season Five.

In June, viewers got a close-up look at the prized cache of tapes fiercely protected by video journalist Althea (Maggie Grace), revealing a tape marked “D.S.”

Now that Al and her group have settled at an old denim factory and taken up the charitable mission established by trucker Polar Bear (Stephen Henderson), Season Five will see Morgan (Lennie James) and the others venturing out to help the needy and reconnect with the survivors encountered in Al’s tapes — which could lead Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and Strand (Colman Domingo) across the path of old ally Daniel.

“We’ll definitely say Al’s tapes are a big part of who she is and was, and we’ll probably be seeing more of them in the future,” Chambliss said on Talking Dead.

Goldberg confirmed Al’s tapes will be used “as a guide to find those people,” which comes after Chambliss enticed fans in May when he told TV Line Daniel is “alive and out there,” teasing “there is a very good chance that he will appear in the Walking Dead universe.”

How and when Daniel returns is “something that we’re still keeping under wraps,” Chambliss added.

Daniel was last seen in the Season Three finale, where he was swallowed up by the massive Gonzalez Dam explosion set off by Nick Clark (Frank Dillane). A former CIA and Salvadoran Junta secret agent, Daniel has proved hard to kill: he previously resurfaced after his first apparent death back in Season Two when the Abigail Estate was consumed by flames.

His last known location was Tijuana, Baja California — the site of the Gonzalez Dam — but following a sizable time jump that skipped past more than a year in Season Four, the missing Daniel could resurface as the characters continue to explore the west.

“We are filming in Austin [Texas] again for Season Five,” Goldberg told ComicBook.com.

“But what we can say is we, without giving away sort of where we’re going story-wise, we will be exploring different parts of the greater Austin area, and possibly the greater Texas area, as part of the story we’re telling. So we’re always trying to avoid repetition, and that will continue, yeah, as these characters take the next evolution in their journey.”

Al’s tapes could hint at potential locations to be uncovered in Season Five: other labels in the collection include ‘St. Luke’s Hospital,’ ‘Slim,’ ’The Oil Fields,’ ‘Killeen, Texas,’ ‘Dallas,’ ‘Dog Shelter,’ ‘Mrs. Jamison,’ and ‘Bartlett.’
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Fear the Walking Dead has officially begun production on its fifth season.

The AMC zombie show head back down to Austin, Texas to continue its expansion of the Dead universe in early December. Season Five is expected to air over the summer of 2019. The first look at the upcoming season will likely arrive in late winter or early spring before the back half of Season Five is previewed at San Diego Comic Con in July.

"We are filming in Austin again for Season Five," Fear the Walking Dead co-showrunner Ian Goldberg told ComicBook.com. "But what we can say is we, without giving away sort of where we're going story-wise, we will be exploring different parts of the greater Austin area, and possibly the greater Texas area, as part of the story we're telling. So we're always trying to avoid repetition, and that will continue, yeah, as these characters take the next evolution in their journey."

While The Walking Dead has jumped distantly ahead of Fear the Walking Dead in its current ninth season, seeing a six-year time jump carried out following Rick's last episode, the Dead universe's chief content officer is not ruling out more crossovers.

“It does not [rule out more crossovers],” Scott Gimple said. “That’s about all I got to say. It does not but I wouldn’t expect it all the time. Things could happen. You never know who might pop up on Fear the Walking Dead. That includes The Walking Dead and potentially people in the past from Fear the Walking Dead.”

Fear the Walking Dead gained The Walking Dead's Lennie James and his Morgan Jones character with Season Four for the universe's first true crossover. With Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, and Danay Garcia reprising their respective roles, newcomers such as Jenna Elfman, Garret Dillahunt, and Maggie Grace are also returning to the series for Season Five.

Fear the Walking Dead's Season Five finale is being directed by The Walking Dead Mid-Season Nine finale director Michael Satrazemis. Satrazemis has previously directed episodes on both shows.

The Walking Dead returns for the back half of its ninth season on February 10, 2019 at 9 pm ET.
'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 5 Begins Production
 

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Daniel and Troy are coming back

Daniel Sharman will reprise his role as Troy Otto in the upcoming fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead.

While the details and capacity of Sharman's return to Fear the Walking Dead are unknown at this time, ComicBook.com has learned that Troy Otto will be back on the series in the coming episodes. The number of episodes in which Sharman will appear as Troy Otto is also unknown.

Sharman's Troy Otto was introduced in Fear the Walking Dead's third season. Before the season came to a close, Madison Clark struck him in the head with a hammer and left him behind to get swept up in the flood following the dam's explosion. Many presumed Troy to be dead as all signs pointed to it, and that might be the case. With Althea having been introduced, it is possible Sharman merely returns in the form of a flashback or on one of Althea's journalistic recordings.

On the other hand, it is also possible Troy survived his injuries in the Season Three finale and is coming back with a vengeance to wreak havoc on the survivors who left him behind. Still, the only character whom Troy might have a legitimate gripe with would be Kim Dickens' Madison Clark, who left the show in its fourth season.
'Fear The Walking Dead': Daniel Sharman Returning as Troy Otto

Ruben Blades will reprise his role as Daniel Salazar in the fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead.

Blades did not appear on the AMC zombie show in its fourth season after being last seen in the Season Three finale. His character was given an ambiguous fate when an explosion on the dam at the time sent him possibly plummeting into the river. As it was revealed in Season Four, the core group of survivors including Madison, Alicia, Strand, and Nick had survived the explosion but Daniel's fate had not yet been addressed.

While speaking to Dia a Dia, Blades revealed his return to the series when asked what projects he has coming up. "On the other hand, the filming of the fifth of the TV series Fear the Walking Dead, with my character, Daniel Salazar," Blades said (translated from Spanish).

While speaking to Comicbook.com in an exclusive interview around the time of its Mid-Season Four finale, Fear the Walking Dead co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss teased such a return. "All I'll say is they're out there in the Walking Dead world, so who knows, we could see them in the future at some point," Chambliss said.

There is also the possibility of Blades playing his role of Daniel Salazar in a Dead universe movie, which could revive Michael Cudlitz's Abraham Ford character. Like several other projects, a film with Blades and Cudlitz is in the earliest stages of development.
'Fear The Walking Dead': Ruben Blades Returning as Daniel Salazar
 

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Fear the Walking Dead stars Jenna Elfman and Garret Dillahunt, who play lovebird couple June and John, are game for a crossover with The Walking Dead.

“I’d be down,” Elfman said at Fan Fest San Jose when asked about seizing an opportunity to go from one show to the other.

On where the typically flighty June would settle in, Elfman speculated, “I think it’d be a toss up between Alexandria and Hilltop. A lot’s changed at the Hilltop.”

Elfman added it would be “fun” to mix in with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who took advantage of a guard error to escape his Alexandria jail cell in The Walking Dead Season Nine winter finale.

“I’d love June to get in there with Negan. He needs a woman to get in there, a real woman, and set him straight,” she said.

Joked Dillahunt, “Maybe Lucille is her real name. You’ll show up and he’ll be like, ‘Lucille!’”

More seriously, Elfman said she hopes to work with longtime Walking Dead star Melissa McBride, who has since inked a hefty three-year franchise deal that could see Carol appear outside the mothership series.

“I would just love to go act with Melissa McBride, personally. That’s a dream of mine, somehow, in a pretend universe,” Elfman said. “I just love her so much.”

“I don’t know, now they’re like six years ahead again, right? They’re again ahead of us,” Dillahunt said of the six-year time jump that followed the exit of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes.

“But yeah, I’d love to work with a lot of those people, they’re great. I’ve gotten to know them so much better at the cons. And Melissa came and hang out at the set while we were shooting ‘Laura,’ incidentally, and it was great getting to know her.”

McBride’s Walking Dead co-star Lennie James was at the center of the first-ever crossover between the two series, which saw James’ Morgan head from Virginia to Texas.

Morgan formed a swift kinship with Dillahunt’s gunslinger John Dorie and became entangled with Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) and her people as they battled both the aftermath of a massive storm and the unhinged Filthy Woman (Tonya Pinkins).

Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple, when appearing at San Diego Comic-Con in July, said the 18-month time jump that separated The Walking Dead Season Eight and Season Nine “does not” rule out future crossovers between the two series.

But, he added, “I wouldn’t expect it all the time. Things could happen. You never know who might pop up on Fear the Walking Dead. That includes The Walking Dead and potentially people in the past from Fear the Walking Dead.
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Fear the Walking Dead season 5 radioactive walkers

Fear the Walking Dead showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg hint the upcoming fifth season of the Walking Dead spinoff will pit Morgan (Lennie James) and his band of capable survivors against radioactive walkers, challenging the group with “the most dangerous walkers they’ve faced yet.”

“There may have been some nuclear signs,” Chambliss said of the just-released Season Five trailer at WonderCon over the weekend. Asked if walkers, people, or location serves as the primary threat this year, Chambliss answered it’s “all of the above.”

“We saw our group head out with that mission to help people and they’re gonna find it’s a lot harder than just picking up a walkie and saying they want to help,” Chambliss teased. “A lot of teasers in that trailer, but they find themselves in a strange place with some kind of mysterious things going on around them.”

Added Goldberg, “You did see that nuclear sign, and they may come up against a walker threat that is unlike any they’ve ever seen. And a walker threat that might be able to hurt them beyond just a bite. So perhaps some of the most dangerous walkers they’ve faced yet.”
 

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When The Walking Dead’s Dwight (Austin Amelio) resurfaces in Season Five of Fear the Walking Dead, the redemption-seeking former Savior is facing a dark and “tougher” path.

“I can say it definitely doesn’t get any easier for him. He’s probably in the darkest spot he’s ever been in ... it is heavy,” Amelio told press at WonderCon.

“Dwight has definitely been in tough spots on The Walking Dead, it just, it gets tougher for him. That’s all I can say now. It just gets drawn out, the darkness is just drawn out. But I’m excited to show where he is. It’s fun to play that, and he has such a strong purpose, that it does make sense to have him be in this sort of spot.”

After acting as a mole to help Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the survivors overthrow Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Dwight was banished by rival Daryl (Norman Reedus). Now, in a story taking place a few months after The Walking Dead Season Eight, Dwight somehow reconnects with Morgan (Lennie James) in Texas, presumably while searching for missing wife Sherry (Christine Evangelista) after discovering a note reading only “Honeymoon.”

Has Dwight found Sherry? “I’m wondering about that too,” Amelio said, careful not to reveal spoilers.

Because Morgan and company set out on a goodwill mission tracking down and helping strangers in need, there was an opportunity to reintroduce Dwight into the franchise, whose dark history aligns with the Fear crew’s newfound philosophy.

“The reason that Dwight is on this show is that ... knowing Dwight’s character so well and where he was at the end of [The Walking Dead] Season Eight, it sussed so beautifully with what we’re doing,” said Fear executive producer and Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple.

“These are people that are desperate for redemption, that are obsessed with it. That’s how they’re gonna live with themselves. But it’s not so easy to go out there, ‘Let me give you an opportunity to become another person.’”

Gimple puts Dwight’s mental state on par with Morgan and Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), who are both hoping to overcome their dark and murderous pasts as they strive to become better people.

“[Morgan and Alicia], I think they’re in a very similar mental state. And then Dwight actually sort of comes in with that too, you can feel their desperation in wanting to just leave behind who they were,” Gimple said.

“It’s just not easy. It makes for a really interesting dynamic, and it makes them — I don’t mean to make light of mental disturbance — but they’re doing some crazy things. They’re doing some crazy things to accomplish that, that are highly entertaining.”
Dwight Has a Dark, Tough Story Ahead in ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

I have a good feeling about this. I saw the Dwight news a little while ago, but I've been waiting for a better article. But thing is, I'm not sure Dwight needs a path of redemption as he already did one in The Walking Dead.
 

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Looks like an action-packed season. June 2 seems like a long way off.
Dwight? Didn't see that coming, although he is more deserving of redemption than Negan.
I see Negan going out early next season, possibly performing some heroic act which results in his head being smashed into pulp. He's got that coming.
 
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