Fear the Walking Dead is returning for an eighth and final season on AMC. Over the weekend, it was revealed that viewers will see a seven-year time jump when the series returns on May 14th. The season will have 12 episodes and will be released in two parts. The second batch of six episodes will be released later this year.
Starring Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay García, Austin Amelio, Mo Collins, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Christine Evangelista, Colby Hollman, Jenna Elfman, Keith Carradine, and Rubén Blades, the first spin-off of The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors in Los Angeles.
Co-showrunner Ian Goldberg said the following about the upcoming season of Fear the Walking Dead, per Deadline:
“We’re going to see a lot of life inside of PADRE, which we’ve been teasing since season 7. We really wanted to lean into what life looks like inside this place we’ve heard so much about. We’re going to do it in a conceptual way [by] jumping ahead seven years. So when we find our characters, a lot of time has passed, and we see how they’ve navigated their new realities. It’s a whole new ball game. It doesn’t get any easier for them.”
AMC revealed the following about the season ahead:
Fear the Walking Dead’s eighth season begins after the conclusion of Season 7, when Morgan’s (Lennie James) and Madison’s (Dickens) hopes to rescue Mo from PADRE did not go as planned.
Now, Morgan, Madison and the others they brought to the island are living under PADRE’s cynical rule. With our characters demoralized and dejected, the task of reigniting belief in a better world rests with the person Morgan and Madison set out to rescue in the first place — Morgan’s daughter, Mo.
What do you think? Will you be sad to see this series end? Would you like to see any of the characters on future spin-offs?