The Walking Dead‘s little zombie brother is starting to walk on its own. AMC has confirmed there will be a Fear the Walking Dead season 5. AMC made the announcement at the Television Critics Association summer tour while also confirming new seasons of Better Call Saul and McMafia.
It’s been a tumultuous year for Fear the Walking Dead. This season saw the arrival of Morgan Jones (played by Lennie James) from The Walking Dead universe’s flagship show. The show then made numerous other high profile additions to the cast, including Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, and Jenna Elfman.
To thin out the crowd after all the new arrivals, Fear the Walking Dead killed two main characters who had been around since day one: Madison (Kim Dickens) and Nick (Frank Dillane). The violent, unpredictable world of the zombie apocalypse in The Walking Dead has always meant that the shows can call for a mass upheaval of the cast whenever they’d like but Fear the Walking Dead season 4 was the first time either it or The Walking Dead had tried it in such a systematic fashion. The effect has been at least intriguing enough for AMC to roll the dice on Fear the Walking Dead season 5.
Fear the Walking Dead is run by Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg. Angela Kang will take over for The Walking Dead in season 9. Previous Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple is now overseeing the entire franchise. That could mean for crossovers or synergy between the two shows in future years.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Release Date
AMC has developed a nice little scheduling routine with its two zombie flagships. The Walking Dead almost always receives a Halloween-adjacent October release date. That means that Fear the Walking Dead debuts in the spring, and runs right up until The Walking Dead returns. Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 arrived in mid-April of 2018. It’s safe to assume that Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 will have a similar 2019 release date.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Photos
AMC has provided some first look photos for Fear the Walking Dead Season 5. Among them is another look at a familiar face to The Walking Dead…and a scarred, gross face at that.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Cast
Austin Amelio, who played Dwight on The Walking Dead, has joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead season 5, making him the second crossover character in franchise history.
All the remaining survivors are expected to return for season 5. That means we’ll be catching up with Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Maggie Grace, Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman et al.
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more casting news in the coming weeks!