Fear The Walking Dead is returning for Season 4 this Sunday, April 15, 2018. With the fresh addition of The Walking Dead original cast member, Morgan Jones, the world of Fear is about to get a whole lot more dangerous… than it already was.
The show now takes place in Texas, which makes the Clark family trek originating in California, sailing down to Mexico, crossing the boarder back to the United States, and now leaving the ranch to find a new settlement. The varying locations the show and presented not only gives the audience a larger picture of how the country was initially impacted by the viral outbreak, but how different cultures and backgrounds handle the situation quite differently. It’s a wider look at the world from what we’ve seen in The Walking Dead, being settled in Georgia/Virginia for the entirety of the narrative.
New Cast Members
While the show left a lot of room for cast additions… due to all the dead bodies at the end of last season, we have several new characters to talk about entering the world of Fear.
Lennie James aka Morgan Jones
We first met Morgan in Season 1 Episode 1 of The Walking Dead where he saved the life of show protaganist Rick Grimes. He returned sporadically throughout the 8 years until rejoining the group for good two seasons ago. Morgan has been having a rough time as of late, literally walking away from the only people he’s ever known due to how overwhelming the war with The Saviors became and his inability to cope with the constant loss of life. Adding Morgan to the mix is the ultimate wildcard. He could be the group’s biggest asset or murder them in their sleep. A major reason people will be tuning in this season is to see just which side of the coin Morgan lands on.
Jenna Elfman aka Naomi
As discussed in Entertainment Weekly, Elfman talks about her character and the role she has to play in the world of Fear.
“Naomi’s a capable survivor we’ll meet living on her own early on in the season,” explains co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss of this new face on the show played by Dharma & Greg‘s Jenna Elfman. “She’ll have her guard up as she crosses paths with Madison and her family, and — as we’ll learn over the course of the season — she’ll have a very good reason for keeping people at a distance. Even so, she’ll end up developing some connections that surprise her, including a bond with Alicia.”
Maggie Grace aka Althea
Entertainment Weekly got the scoop on Althea’s role as well.
“Althea is someone who is uniquely qualified to survive — to thrive, even — in this world because of who she was before the apocalypse,” says co-showrunner Ian Goldberg of the new character being played by Lost alum Maggie Grace. “When we meet her, we’ll find she has, in many ways, picked up right where she left off before the world collapsed. She has a number of impressive weapons in her arsenal, including a curiosity and understanding of people that often gives her a tactical advantage. It’s never something for nothing with Althea. She has a greater purpose that she is constantly working toward; one which Strand takes a particular interest in.”
Garret Dillahunt aka John
Per Entertainment Weekly:
“John is a man of fascinating contradictions,” says Goldberg of this new addition played by Deadwood‘s Garret Dillahunt. “He loves people but has spent a great deal of time on his own. He’s a gentle soul — an innocent in many ways — but is no stranger to violence. He can be soft-spoken and disarmingly funny all at once.”
Check out the trailer and inside look from AMC and get ready for a “Super Walker Sunday” at 9:00 P.M. (EST) with the finale of The Walking Dead and the premiere of Fear The Walking Dead April 15, 2018.