The first Walking Dead spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead, is gearing up to release the second half of its seventh season. The countdown to a new season of The Walking Dead never truly stops, but excitement for season eight has officially clicked into the gear!
Network president Charlie Collier said: “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”
Here’s everything we know so far about Fear The Walking Dead season 8, including its release date, cast, and other updates!
Fear The Walking Dead season 8 renewal: Is it happening?
AMC didn’t leave “Fear the Walking Dead” fans in much suspense about the show’s future. Guess what guys?! The network has officially renewed Fear The Walking Dead season 8, right after the mid-season finale aired.
Fear The Walking Dead season 8 release date: When’s it going to air?
At this point, “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 8 doesn’t yet have a confirmed release date. But we can make an educated guess as per the show’s current release schedule, including the release date for the back-half of Season 7.
Most likely, Season 8 will arrive in late 2022. Since it’s taking about five months between the Season 7 mid-season finale and the Season 7B premiere, we can expect to look at the same timeframe for the season 8 premiere.
So, expect Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 to debut around November 2022!
Fear The Walking Dead season 8 cast: Who’s going to be in it?
Fans have got lots and lots of news on the latest episode of “Talking Dead”!
Your favourite Kim Dickens, who plays Madison Clark, will be returning to “Fear the Walking Dead.” First, she’ll be appearing in the second half of Season 7 starting in April 2022, and then she’ll be elevated to series-regular for the eighth season (via Deadline).
Besides her, you can expect other cast members to return as well.
- Lennie James (Morgan),
- Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia),
- Colman Domingo (Victor),
- Danay Garcia (Luciana),
- Austin Amelio (Dwight),
- Mo Collins (Sarah),
- Alexa Nisenson (Charlie),
- Karen David (Grace),
- Christine Evangelista (Sherry),
- Colby Hollman (Wes),
- Jenna Elfman (June),
- Keith Carradine (John Dorie Sr.), and
- Ruben Blades (Daniel)
Any new characters?
For the forthcoming season, the series has cast two new male characters that will join forces with Alexandria in the war against Negan. First up, there’s Dillon who’s described as “a sexy, blue-collar 20-something whose survival skills include sarcasm.” Then there’s Abbud who’s described as “an innately likeable Muslim American whose nerves are jangled, because he’s flown solo for too long in zombieland.”
While unconfirmed, Fear The Walking Dead obsessive Maria Bello (A History of Violence) hinted that she could be joining the show. She revealed: “I have a friend who’s a producer on it and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season.” Time will tell.
Fear The Walking Dead season 8 plot: What can we expect?
The rather-lengthy official season eight synopsis (see below) hints that the entire season will span the All Out War segment of the graphic novels with Lincoln confirming the season will pick up exactly where the last one left off.
Gimple has also made it clear: All Out War will end in season eight. He told EW that the battle against Negan “…will absolutely be resolved by the end.”
Fear The Walking Dead season 8: Where to watch?
The series will be available to watch on NOW TV (with a 14 day free trial). On 20 September, it was announced by AMC that the premiere will have an extended runtime of 67 minutes.