Fear The Walking Dead closed out the last of its inaugural six episodes last night, much like the mothership series unfurled its brief first season, with the promise of an uncertain new direction ahead. The second season will debut as close as 2016, but producer Gale Ann Hurd promises not to cover the same ground as its predecessor, and certainly not the same cast.
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AMC “companion series” Fear The Walking Dead may have closed out its first season at only six episodes, but the West Coast angle of our zombie apocalypse will carry on through The Walking Dead Season 6 to come. Watch the first chapter of web series Flight 462, potentially introducing our first Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 character!
As often as death visits The Walking Dead outright, the AMC horror smash has frequently maimed or mutilated others. The comics tend to go even more gruesome, to the point AMC’s rendition has specifically held back on a few occasions, but is one main character due to lose a significant body part in Season 6?
Whatever your take on Fear The Walking Dead, it at least offers some intrigue that AMC will air snippets of a one-off special during The Walking Dead Season 6, one character of which will join the “companion series” in Season 2. Now, AMC has firmed up details of the Flight 462 special, also providing our first photo. Is the new character hidden somewhere within?
Much of the focus going into The Walking Dead Season 6 has honed in on new faces among the cast, rather than the downfall of Alexandria outright. It can’t be long before walkers breach the gates, but what about the latest trailer suggests a decidedly more human invasion within the walls?
Just last week, Walking Dead Season 6 set photos overwhelmingly pointed to the arrival of comic favorite Paul ‘Jesus’ Monroe, though few could identify the actor under under a beard and beanie. Now, AMC has confirmed that Luck star Tom Payne will portray the Robert Kirkman figure, bringing about some eye-opening changes with him.
Faithful fans of The Walking Dead well-know that the AMC series has only time before casting its next biggest big bad since The Governor, and that day may finally be upon us. A recent casting call unmistakably alludes to one of Rick Grimes’ most frightful enemies, and a hell of a finale to Season 6.
The first three seasons of The Walking Dead developed an unfortunate trend of killing off male African-American characters just as a new one would emerge, an issue many were quick to reprise when Season 5 killed off three more leading men of color. Now, in advance of Season 6, Dead showrunner Scott Gimple addresses the “tricky” controversy, noting the actual actors have no bearing on their character’s fate.
The Walking Dead Season 6 still has some major comic roles to cast (one of which we got an exclusive look at earlier today), but has the next big bad finally arrived? Xander Berkeley will join The Walking Dead in a major new role, but is he the comic big bad we’ve been waiting for?
The Walking Dead Season 6 has made no secret of its likelihood to adapt a few of the Robert Kirkman comic’s biggest stories, including some of its most memorable characters yet. We may yet have a line on one, as exclusive set photos from Season 6 reveal Rick, Daryl, Abraham, and one (figuratively) dead ringer for Paul “Jesus” Monroe!