The horror spin-off will return in 2019.
July 28, 2018
AMC announced today that Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season. The early pickup comes in the midst of Season 4, which is due to return for the second-half of its run on August 12.
The zombie drama, which began as a companion series to The Walking Dead, has continued to be a solid performer for the cable network. While its current viewership numbers aren't what they were in its earlier days, more overall viewers have been tuning into its fourth-season compared to the same point in Season 3.
The series underwent some significant changes for Season 4, staring with bringing in a new showrunner duo who have changed its overall tone and storytelling style. Gone are most of the original cast, with many newcomers now taking the lead. The first crossover with The Walking Dead has also taken place, with Morgan joining as a series regular.
Look for Season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead in 2019.
08/04/18 at 04:13am
A year ago I would have said why bother. But after the first half of this new season I can't wait for more. There's the promise the series will move away from the endless cycle of building up a conflict until it ends with the death of a major character to juice the ratings.
What was special about the beginning of this season was that a lot of it was told in flashbacks. You saw characters die in the "present" time, but because of flashbacks they appeared the next week. The death of one major character was telegraphed well in advance of it happening, so you could focus on the loss and not the sudden shock.
It brilliantly turned the stories of this world inside out.
Now that the new cast has been established I hope the storylines won't rely so much on people dying horrible deaths.
07/31/18 at 06:46pm
THANK GOD they are killing off all the freak'in stupid characters - Nick, Madison, etc.
07/31/18 at 03:31pm
I quit watching the show when they killed off the dad. He was the only character I could handle. The story line was boring as well. Of course it could be that I'm just over the whole zombie apocalypse idea completely because I also stopped watching TWD and quit reading the comics.
07/31/18 at 10:51am
the last season was SOOOO great. Then this season started.. nothing but rehashed garbage.
07/30/18 at 12:23pm
I think this show has gotten better each season. The first season was the worst. So Why should I give up on it when it entertains me? They kill of characters a lot on all these zombie shows, It does get old, but that is the way they keep it going. So I am glad it's coming back.
07/30/18 at 11:36am
This season is the best so far, IMO. It is literally like a whole new show and what it should have been from the start. Much grittier, better writing and more interesting characters.
07/29/18 at 07:29pm
For some reason I can't get into this show. I love TWD, but this show is a little off for me. I hated that they killed off Madison and Nick too.
07/29/18 at 06:05pm
Why? Hasn't everyone already given up on this show? I stopped watching because the last season was all over the place. The writers and producers have lost their mind if they think their viewers like watching confused as they jump forward, backwards, a different persons perspective, than forwards again, than backwards, than another persons perspective, rinse and repeat! What happened to the good ole' days where they put the whole cast in the same episode?