‘Fear the Walking Dead‘ is American post-apocalyptic horror television series that airs on AMC. Created by Robert and Dave Erickson, the series serves as a prequel to the much more successful ‘The Walking Dead‘. Even though the latter came before the former, both the series work in consonance to give viewers the best opportunity to engage with the universe.
Season 1 of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, consisting of six episodes, premiered on August 23, 2015, and received pretty positive reviews from television critics. Encouraged by its success, AMC renewed the show for a 15-episode Season 2, which premiered on April 10, 2016. Even Season 2 did relatively well in terms of critical acclaim, prompting AMC to renew it again for a 16-episode third season. Season 3 premiered on June 4, 2017, becoming the most critically acclaimed season of the show. Understandably, it was renewed again, and Season 4 was released on April 15, 2018.
A few months after the premiere of Season 4, AMC, to the delight of fans, announced that ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ would return with a fifth season. However, fans’ joy was cut short when news surfaced that an ongoing legal battle threatened to spell the end for the show. Thankfully, the dispute was resolved, and Season 5 made its way to the TV screens.
Fear the Walking Dead Cast: Who is in it?
The show has quite an extensive list of main characters, some of whom have been present from the first season, while others have joined the show in later seasons and/or exited in later seasons.
The main protagonist, Madison Clark is played by Kim Dickens, while Cliff Curtis plays the role of Madison’s fiance, Travis Manawa. Frank Dillane plays the role of Madison’s son Nick Clarke, and Alycia Debnam-Carey plays Madison’s daughter Alicia Clark. Elizabeth Rodriguez plays Travis’ ex-wife Lisa Ortiz, and Lorenzo James Henrie plays Travis and Lisa’s son, Chris Manawa.
Ruben Blades, meanwhile, plays Daniel Salazar and Mercedes Mason plays his capable daughter, Ofelia Salazar. Dayton Callie plays Jeremiah Otto, while his two sons, Troy and Jake, are played by Daniel Sharman and Sam Underwood, respectively. Additionally, other main cast members in the show include Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, Michelle Ang as Alex, Danay García as Luciana Galvez, Lisandra Tena as Lola Guerrero, Maggie Grace as Althea, Garret Dillahunt as John Dorie, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Alexa Nisenson as Charlie, and Jenna Elfman as June / Naomi / Laura. In Season 5, Karen David joined the group; he plays the role of Grace.