It’s only been a year since the last time we saw an episode of Fear the Walking Dead, but in those intervening months, The Walking Dead ended its run and AMC basically moved on to the next phase of the franchise: More spin-offs. However, some may have forgotten that the original spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead is still chugging along, and it is now poised to enter its 8th and final season.
Spoilers for the previous season, in case you care: The end of season seven saw the death of one of the original characters, Alicia Clark, but also the return of her mother, who died in season four but was brought back through the magic of, “We never saw her body, so …” The final season will pit Morgan and the rest of the crew against PADRE, which as I recall was an organization that recruited adults and forced them to abduct babies so that they could raise them to their specifications for the benefit of humankind. Basically, another cult, because the entire The Walking Dead franchise is, if anything, a study of cults. Here’s the trailer.
That’ll be back in May, and I’ll bring you all periodic updates that you absolutely do not want. I’ll do the same for The Walking Dead: Dead City, the Maggie and Negan spin-off set in Manhattan, which now has a premiere date: June 18th. It will follow the midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead, and will see Maggie in search of her kid, Hershel, although I do not believe that Hershel’s abduction has anything to do with PADRE.