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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5: Return Date, Cast, Recap, Update

July 19, 2019
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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.

Apart from the aforementioned main cast members, there are dozens of other recurring cast members playing minor characters who make recurring and/or episodic appearances.

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Fear the Walking Plot: What is it about?

Set initially in Los Angeles, California, and later in Mexico, the events in the show take place amid a zombie apocalypse. It follows the story high school guidance teacher Madison Clark, a widow who is single-handedly raising two children. Madison is also shown to be in a relationship with English teacher Travis Manawa, who has his own familial complications. The couple, along with their children, have to brave an unforgiving world, and have to band together with other people in order to survive. However, even survival does not come easy, and throughout the show, the Madison, Travis and their families have to constantly reinvent themselves in accordance to their immediate circumstances, and have to learn new skills in order to keep themselves alive in a world where only the fittest survive.

Here’s the official synopsis of Season 5: “In Season 5, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in uncharted territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.”

In terms of reception, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ enjoys critical acclaim, and has a good overall score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show also enjoys quite some popularity among viewers, and has a good overall rating of 7/10 on IMDb, based on nearly 100,000 votes.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 6 Release Date: When is it coming out?

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ season 5 premiered on June 2, 2019. But after airing 6 episodes, the show went on hiatus. ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ season 5 is expected to return in two months time, which should be sometime in September, 2019.

As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. On July 19, 2019, AMC renewed the show for its sixth season. Considering the fact that the show has been sort of cash cow for the network, the announcement doesn’t come as a surprise. No release date was revealed, but we go by pattern of past season premieres, we expect ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ season 6  to come out sometime in June, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

Fear the Walking Dead Trailer:

While you wait for season 5 to return, you can watch its trailer below.

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