AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead has officially been renewed for an eighth season. The announcement came during The Talking Dead on Sunday night after the series’ fall finale. The show also announced the return of Kim Dickens as fan-favorite Madison Clark who last appeared in season four.
According to Deadline, the synopsis for the back half of season seven reads:
In the second half of Season 7, months have passed after the nuclear blast and the only one thriving is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that, has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey,) now the reluctant leader to Teddy’s former followers, is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Morgan (Lennie James,) trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand’s paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.
There is no word yet on how Dickens’s character will be reintroduced but she is set to appear in the second half of the season before continuing into the eighth.
Fear the Walking Dead was the first spin-off series of The Walking Dead, AMC’s flagship zombie series based on the comics by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. That series is in its final season with at least one more planned spin-off focusing on Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus).
Stay tuned to iHorror for more details as they become available!