We’ve rounded up all of the details, news, and rumors about 'Fear The Walking Dead Season 5' for you guys right here in this nifty little post.
By now, fans are already ramping up for the arrival of Fear the Walking Dead Season 5. But when exactly is it going to hit our TV screens, where does the story pick up after Season 4, and which characters can we expect to return or make their debut appearances? We’ve rounded up all of the news and rumors for you guys right here in this nifty little post.
The fifth season for Fear The Walking Dead was announced by AMC back in July 2018, just before the show continued with Season 4’s second half. And given what happened in the previous season, Season 5 is pretty much a whole ball of mystery and intrigue.
Fear the Walking Dead season 4 was a real head-turner in a number of ways. Perhaps the biggest shocker was when Madison (Kim Dickens), the main lead of the story was killed off in the show’s midseason. Needless to say, this decision was met with overwhelming criticism. Not only that but the main character’s son Nick, played by Frank Dillane, was also offed.
What we got, was the tiny cast of Season 3 making up most of the story in Season 4. In other words, most of the cast in Season 4 comprised of new characters, including John (Garrett Dillahunt), June (Jenna Elfman), and The Walking Dead regular crossover character, Morgan (Lennie James) who tagged along with Althea (Maggie Grace). Then in the later second half of Season 4, more characters joined up with Morgan’s faction.
Finally, Morgan’s team ended up defeating Martha (Tonya Perkins), who was the main villain in the Season 4 finale. After that, Morgan’s group decided that instead of going to Virginia, they’d work together to help people out, as Polar Bear did. But will it follow up in Season 5? We’ll just have to wait and find out later on.
The details on the show’s fifth season transition the storyline from the fourth season’s finale with the following synopsis:
The group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community, and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.
And here’s a quote from Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group:
“Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg brilliantly reinvented Fear in its fourth season to much critical acclaim and we can’t wait to share with fans what they have in store for Season 5.”
Historically, Fear The Walking Dead usually airs right after The Walking Dead’s season finale. But this time, The Walking Dead’s 9th season wrapped up on March 31st of this year, while the fifth season of the prequel, Fear The Walking Dead, will premiere on June 2, 2019.
With this in mind, The Walking Dead will return sooner, which means that Fear The Walking Dead’s new season will be on TV for a reduced number of weeks, though not necessarily its episodes. This move was probably made to improve the prequel’s ratings and keep up with the pace of the sequel.
Some of the previous cast members, as mentioned above include:
Morgan (Lennie James)
Althea (Maggie Grace)
June (Jenna Elfman)
John (Garrett Dillahunt)
Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey)
Victor Strand (Colman Domingo)
In December of 2018, it was announced that Ruben Blades would be returning as Daniel Salazar along with Daniel Sharman as Troy Otto who last appeared in the third season of the series. Then on March 5th, Karen David was announced as one of the main cast members, set to star as Grace in the series’ fifth season.
Following James Morgan, Austin Amelio’s Dwight character had been announced to be joining the FIWD cast on January 3rd of this year, making him the second crossover character for the show. Dwight’s story as far as Season 8 of The Walking Dead is concerned, was that Daryl told him to go find his wife, Sherry, along with threatening him to never return. As for his involvement in Fear the Walking Dead’s fifth season, not much is known to the audience at the moment.
Then there’s Alexa Nisenson - who played Charlie in Season 4 - looking to return as a regular cast member in Season 5.