Fear The Walking Dead season 4 will not tell a linear story and viewers can expect the series to ‘experiment with time’ to follow up on the season 3 finale.
As the story evolves on Fear The Walking Dead, the story has gotten more and more intense. After the season 3 finale aired, many viewers were wondering what direction the show would go in and how the narrative would continue.
To add even more confusion for fans attempting to predict season 4, AMC announced that Lennie James would be bringing his character Morgan Jones over from The Walking Dead to be a part of season 4.
Considering James will be part of the cast, viewers already know that there will be some aspect of time manipulation coming up. However, new showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg shed a little light on just how some of that will work in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"“Let’s just say, without giving too much away, we’re going to be playing with expectations, we’re going to be telling stories that experiment with time,” Goldberg said."
Expect the show to have a massive time jump that catches up with that of The Walking Dead to include Morgan after his exit from the flagship series. That means several of the early episodes of season 4 will likely include flashbacks to explain what happened with the other survivors from the show.
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"“The decision to reach for those narrative techniques was to really make people feel on edge because this is how the characters feel in the apocalypse, never knowing what’s going to come around the corner. That’s one of the things we’re leaning into,” Chambliss explained."
The decision for a massive time jump on Fear The Walking Dead is a little confusing since the show had just reached its stride with an amazing story in season 3 that saw compelling characters be introduced and a powerful storyline executed.
Also, one of the big concepts separating Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead was where they were placed in their timelines. Now, there will not be that factor anymore, and even a crossover cast member keeps them from being truly unique.
Do you think Fear The Walking Dead is doing the right thing by having a massive time jump to run adjacent to The Walking Dead or should it have continued telling its own story at its own pace with an exclusive cast? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.