December 5, 2021

It was announced this evening that Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for an eighth season. The news was delivered during the 'Talking Dead' episode that followed tonight's mid-season finale.

The zombie series, which began as a companion to 'The Walking Dead', has seen some significant changes over the years. Most of the original cast has departed and the current showrunners have altered its overall tone and storytelling style. The show's timeline has also gotten closer to the mothership series, with two stars of 'The Walking Dead' having now crossed over to Fear.

Tonight's announcement also brought word that original cast member Kim Dickens, who played Madison Clark through the first four seasons, will be returning in the second half of Season 7, which is set to premiere in April. She will then continue as a series regular in Season 8, which should return in late 2022.