After seven new episodes, it’s time for Fear the Walking Dead to take a mid-season break – and allow fans to take stock of the eventful season six so far.
The first part of the series ended in some style with the captivating mid-season finale Damage from the Inside, which saw Alicia and Charlie embark on a mission to find Dakota, the missing sister of Virginia before Alicia decided to trade Dakota for their freedom.
The finale also seemed to open up the possibility of a return for Alicia’s mother Madison – who had previously died off-screen – while revealing that Morgan had returned.
This all tees us up nicely for the second part of the season, which will see Morgan and Virginia face off and what is sure to be a dramatic run of episodes.
Prior to the season airing, star Lennie James opened up about filming Fear during the global coronavirus pandemic, branding it “a trip”.
But for fans of Fear, there’s still more action to be had (and that’s not even discussing the extra spin-offs we’re expecting).
Scott M Gimple has suggested Fear will see more time jumps, which we’re well accustomed to by now, but what drama will they bring for our heroes?
Read on for everything you need to know about Fear the Walking dead season six, including information about the release date, the anticipated plot, and the cast.
When does Fear the Walking Dead season 6 air?
The new season started in October 2020, with the first episode airing in the UK on AMC UK (BT TV 332 Sky channel 186) on Monday 12th October 2020 – one day after its US premiere.
The next six episodes ran on a weekly schedule until Monday 23rd November 2020, at which point a mid-season break began.
It’s not yet clear when the series will return for its nine remaining episodes, but it certainly won’t be until 2021 – we’ll update when we get more concrete information.
Fear the Walking Dead season 6 spoilers
The new season will further explore villain Virginia (Colby Minifie) with Scott M Gimble having said we can expect to see new dimensions to her this time round.
He said,”One of the characters is someone who opens up a whole new side to Virginia. And that is her little sister, Dakota.
“It shows a whole different side to her personality. Seeing Colletti and Colby together, it’s scary and fun.”
And showrunner Andrew Chambliss added, “Virginia is now calling the shots. Our characters are not masters of their own universe anymore. They are living under Virginia’s rule and in Virginia’s communities. It’s a big paradigm shift and we’re really interested in what this does to our characters. What you’ll see is some very different shades to these characters. They’ll all be tested in ways they’ve not been tested before.
“How will they fit in Virginia’s world? Will they rebel? Will they accept it? You will be very surprised with how these characters react and tonally it’s going to be a darker season.”
Furthermore, Gimble has also revealed that a reunion for Al and Isabelle could be on the cards.
“There’s more story there. We want to explore that story more, individually with those characters and potentially together,” he said at Comic-Con@Home.
“We were really happy with how that came out we got to take a bigger look at the world and a deeper look at Al. Al is such a guarded character, and it was fun to see Maggie be able to open up.
“The answer: there is a chance.”
It certainly looks likely to be action-packed – and that’s not even touching on Morgan (Lennie James) who was left in an unfortunate predicament at the end of season 5.
Did Morgan die in Fear the Walking Dead?
The fifth season of Fear closed with Morgan being shot and left to die by Virginia, with walkers closing in on him.
Early footage from season six suggests that he has survived long enough to appear in at least the first episode – but Morgan doesn’t appear at all well, with his eyes now a blood-red colour.
“Something is definitely going on with Morgan and its something that we haven’t quite seen before in the Walking Dead universe,” said co-showrunner Chambliss. “And it is going to push Morgan to new places and make him really question everything he’s ever been about and kind of who he wants to be going forward… if he gets to go forward.”
Fear the Walking Dead season 6 cast
Several of the show’s big stars are back for the latest run, including Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Colman Domingo as Victor Strand and Danay Garcia as Luciana Galvez.
Other familiar faces reprising their roles include Garret Dillahunt (John Dorie), Maggie Grace (Althea ‘Al’ Szewczyk-Przygocki), Jenna Elfman (June Dorie), Alexa Nisenson (Charlie), Austin Amelio (Dwight), Ruben Blades (Daniel Salazar) and Karen David (Grace).
In addition a couple of the recurring cast from season five have been bumped up to series regulars – with both Mo Collins (Sarah Rabinowitz) and Colby Hollman (Wes) set to feature more prominently.
The only confirmed new cast member for season 6 so far is Zoe Colletti who has previously starred in the film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and crime drama City on a Hill and will play Dakota, Virginia’s sister.
Fear the Walking Dead season 6 trailer
The one-minute trailer below premiered at Comic-Con@Home in July 2020 – and seems to show Morgan in deep trouble.
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