Sunday, December 5, 2021

AMC Renews 'Fear the Walking Dead' for Season 8; Kim Dickens Set to Return as Series Regular

Following tonight's midseason finale, AMC has renewed its original drama series Fear the Walking Dead for its eighth season. Moreover, the network announced that original cast member Kim Dickens will return as a series regular for the remaining episodes of Season 7 and continue in Season 8.

"If there were a Mt. Deadmore, Kim Dickens' face would be on it," said Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead universe. "Madison Clark is a foundational character to TWDU - heroic, complex, an everyperson who becomes a warrior and then a force of benevolence. Kim Dickens' raw talent, strength, and brilliance will electrify TWDU once more and we couldn't be luckier to have her back."

In the second half of Season 7 (which returns on Sunday, April 17 at 9/8c.), months have passed after the nuclear blast and the only one thriving is Victor Strand. Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that, has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand's Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. Now the reluctant leader to Teddy's former follows, Alicia is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, Morgan knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand's paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.

The drama stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay García, Austin Amelio, Mo Collins, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Christine Evangelista, Colby Hollman, Jenna Elfman, Keith Carradine and Rubén Blades.

Gimple executive produces with Andrew Chambliss, Ian Goldberg, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. AMC Studios produces.