In the age of flashbacks, crossovers, and people rising from the dead it seems anything’s possible in The Walking Dead universe. Could one of those possibilities include the return of Fear the Walking Dead Madison Clark? It’s a long shot, but Madison actress Kim Dickens is open to a return if the showrunners decided to revisit her story. “We would have to sit down and talk about it, but I love the character,” Dickens recently told MoiveWeb. “I would never say no, without discussing it and seeing what they were talking about.”
Last time we saw Madison, she sacrificed herself in a burning stadium full of walkers to save her family and friends. But some fans still speculate she could have survived like Daniel and Glenn have done in the past (they have dumpsters in stadiums, right?) “As far as I know, she’s dead!” Dickens said. “It was the (acting role) I’m most proud of. Helping build that show from the beginning, across three different countries, that character was something I felt I had grown my whole career to get to play. I’m so proud of it, and it ended too soon for what I wanted, but there were a lot of changes over there creatively. I can’t imagine they would want to revisit Madison, but she was a great character. I’m so proud of it.”
When Fear returns for its fifth season this June, fans will be reunited with Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) for the third time (after being presumed dead twice). We haven’t seen him since the Season 3 Finale when he got shot in the face and was (presumably) on the dam when Nick blew it up. But now he’s back, and his return has given fans a sliver of hope of seeing Madison again. Whether or not she ever comes back, whether it be a flashback or otherwise, Dickens is still thrilled with her time on the show.
“I am really proud of Madison Clark. I mean, to be kicking ass on a daily basis like that, as a female lead of a show, it was a dream role,” Dickens said. “It was so beautifully written, I thought. It was complex. She was terribly flawed – it was great. I also love Joanie Stubbs from Deadwood, and I love Detective Rhonda Boney from Gone Girl. That was a personal favorite too.”
If you miss Kim Dickens like we do, you can catch her in the Netflix original movie “The Highwaymen” alongside Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, and Kathy Bates. Dickens also told MovieWeb, “I have a pilot at Showtime we’re waiting on the official word for. If that doesn’t go, then it’s just on to the next. We just finished shooting Deadwood in December. Right now, I’m having a break, and I’m having a really good time.”
Catch the rest of the interview over at MovieWeb! How do you think they could bring Madison back in the show? Let us know in the comments!
FTWD has never been the same without Kim Dickens. I feel like the show has lost its way. The show runners should find a way to get her back on the show for season 5
Complete madness the way they altered the show suddenly, watching season4 felt like you’d missed a season somewhere
Nicks Death was bad enough but Maddison as well was stupid, I remember when nick died, I was expecting it to tip his mum over the edge and make her even crazier than she already is, just to see her finding out her son was dead would have been epic, but no it turned out she was already lost ?, gone before Nick
Hell no leave her dead I hated her character. She made the show about her and it was stupid her character got really annoying
Just do us all a favour and get the hell outta here
Love love Madison…plz bring her back….love her in Deadwood also…can’t wait for the movie!!!!
Never resolved Travis death either
stopped watching the show when she ‘died’ so of course i will catch up on it if she comes back!! best character of the show you can’t say otherwise.
Kim Dicken’s acting on FTWD was really bad. Even with the background they gave her character to excuse the emotionless acting Kim’s acting fell flat in almost every scene (and the emotional scenes like the ones after Travis’ death for example were especially cringeworthy)
Perhaps she’s better in other projects but it seems like she isn’t able to convey much emotion there either.
Please Bring Back Madison I love her
Fear has not been the same without Kim Dickens. There are some trolls that attack the actress, but since this fanbase is pretty toxic, you can’t expect something better from them. But as for Madison, I never believed her to be dead. So bring her back.
Yes yes bring her back please!! My favorite character
This show has turned into garbage the last season….so much stuff either doesnt make sense or is just dumb…
Ya I don’t understand why they Madison off like that, sooo stupid! It would be great if they wrote her back on and she didn’t die in a blaze of glory! I don’t know what everyone has against her?!?
Personally I loved her character Madison ,nay I still love Madison. I think they should have her show up in the same place that Rick was taken. I know that is a long shot but there was always the possibility that she could have been related to him or someone else on TWD. Or maybe have some people in the stadium after the fire find her and nurse her back to health,and all she can think about is finding Nick and Alicia and wallah you got your storyline.
I havnt watched a show since. Bring her back. I’ll start watching again.
Bring her back. But please don’t change anything about her character. Reading through the comments of others I am disappointed in people’s derision of her acting abilities. Those individuals are forgetting some very pertinent plot elements when they say that her acting was unemotional. 1. Even before the world that she knew fell apart in the zombie apocalypse, Madison was the survivor of her first spouse’s death. She was an experienced school teacher. And she was the mother of an adult drug addict. To say the least she was already suffering from PTSD before the world fell apart. Individuals with that many life changing events tend to isolate their emotions, wall them up. Then add the loss of her husband and son, the constant demands on her for leadership, and you get even more “unemotional”. So give Madison a break guys. She’s not going to be a hysterical woman character… ever… And baring some great therapy and psych meds, she’s not going to be all touchy feely either.
I think she should it chance to finish some thing she strated
The show hasn’t been the same since season 3 episode 16. Please bring Madison back as the alive badass mama bear leader she is. No one believes that crappy explanation of a death.
Madison was like the mother to everyone and gave the show leadership. She was tough and loving. I want her to come back.
I’m still waiting for Travis to com back so while we are at it please bring Madison back too