The cast and crew reunited in the Comic-Con@Home panel and revealed the upcoming twist of Fear The Walking Dead Season 6. Further, showrunner Scott M. Gimple teased the possible reunion for Isabelle (Sydney Lemmon) and Althea “AI” Szewczyk-Przygocki (Maggie Grace). It seems there are a lot of untold stories which the upcoming season would portray. However, filming for the sixth season is yet to resume. Currently, there is a significant rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S. So, it’s quite challenging for both the network and production team to finish filming before the premiere date.
Fear The Walking Dead, created by Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman, is a zombie apocalypse series on AMC. The series is based on Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, and Robert Kirkman’s comic book series. It serves as the prequel of The Walking Dead. It follows a group of survivors struggling to establish civilization aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. The group is composed of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her fiancé Travis Manawa’s (Cliff Curtis) family. But later, other survivors also joined their group. They learn how to survive when the threat is at every corner. However, the group struggles to learn new skills and adapting to new circumstances.
Fear The Walking Dead Season 6: Release Date
On July 24, Fear The Walking Dead team reunited at Comic-Con@Home to discuss the possible twist and release date for its sixth season. The team revealed that the upcoming season would land on AMC on Sunday, October 11, at 9 pm ET. The show will air on both in the U.S. and in the U.K. at the same time.
The Team Discussed On Resuming The Filming
Though the sixth season premiere date is announced, the creative team is still brainstorming how to resume filming. As we all know, the coronavirus cases are hiking in the U.S. It’s a big problem that the entire team is facing now. Further, the biggest challenge is to deal with the show’s specifics, in which maintaining social distancing might spoil its theme. However, Lennie James told in an interview that AMC is looking for safe ways to return to shoot.
Lennie said: “AMC is in consultation with experts to find the safest and best way, and the most practical way. Not just restarting, but restarting safely. And finding a way to remain safe. I don’t think we could go back to work until we have a reliable, quick test that gives a result as quickly as possible. But also one that’s cheap enough that we could repeat it every day or every two days. Depending on what the best health advice is.”
Showrunner Teased The Upcoming Storyline
There Could Be Multiple Time Jumps
During the panel, showrunner Scott M. Gimple teased the upcoming season to depict multiple time jumps. Further, he revealed that there would be significant changes in the show’s format. On which, the co-showrunner Ian Goldberg explained that the sixth season would be darker than ever as all the characters would experience more significant changes and pressure. As seen in the trailer, everyone focuses on their survival journey. So, it would be interesting to watch how they incorporate with each other.
Ian said: “The exciting thing is, I think you’re going amazed by how these characters react in these new circumstances. Tonally, I think you can probably tell from watching the trailer- it is going be a darker season. No doubt about it because of the way these characters are going to be tested.”
It Will Follow Anthology Theme
Ian further revealed that the sixth season would portray each character’s story arc separately. The experience and lifestyle of everyone in Virginia’s communities and how things around them influence their lives would be represented. So it could be more exciting to show everyone’s story in each episode. This change in format might help the team maintain social distancing while filming.
AI And Isabelle Reunion
Though the showrunner hasn’t revealed how AI would return, Scott teased that the sixth season would dig deeper into AI’s world. He continued that there are more stories to portray in which the duo would return. In the last season, both separated after sharing a kiss. After then nobody has seen them together anymore. So, this could be interesting to watch the pair together. However, the showrunner hasn’t revealed much information about their story arc.