Fear the Walking Dead has officially been picked up for Season 6 by AMC. Executive Producer and Skybound CEO David Alpert announced the renewal at Fear’s San Diego Comic Con panel. Showrunner Andrew Chambliss also revealed the world will have grown by the start of the new season. “Without giving something away, the world is going to expand in a big way and by the time we get to the end of the season, it is really going to shake the entire group to the very core and really change the show in a way that will launch us into season six, in a really big way,” Chambliss said. “…There’ll be a big change at the end of season five.”
Along with the new characters and groups teased in Fear’s Season 5B trailer (see below), The Walking Dead Universe will also expand thanks to the recently-announced Untitled Walking Dead movie. We’ve already seen a similar helicopter to the one that picked Rick up show up in Fear Season 5, but it’s still unclear if that storyline will return beyond this season.
“We really see season five as one big epic story, but as you’ll see if you continue to watch, it all builds to an ending which very much sets up what the design of season six is going to be and we’ve been planning it for a while,” co-Showrunner Ian Goldberg added. “When you go back and watch it all, (what happens) might seem inevitable.”
Fear the Walking Dead returns for the second half of Season 5 on Sunday, August 11th on AMC.