Fans of Fear the Walking Dead will be happy to hear that filming has officially begun for the series’s eighth season. This will mark the first season to film in Savannah, Georgia, which will make for some exciting changes in the location, which was set up in the penultimate episode of season 7 as our survivors headed out in rafts, boats, and the like to find a new, safe place to live.
Director Michael Satrazemis was a guest on Talking Dead: The Walking Dead Universe Preview special and confirmed that filming would begin this week. Casting calls have been ongoing for several weeks, so filming was expected to get underway soon.
Satrazemis and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg have all used the word “reinvent” when talking about the upcoming season. With the filming location change, it is the opportune time to shake things up and give the series new life.
Fear the Walking Dead season 8
The seventh season occurred in a radioactive wasteland, created when cult leader Teddy Maddox (John Glover) detonated a nuclear bomb at the end of season 6. The characters were scattered about and took refuge in different areas as the bomb exploded.
During season 7, they all encountered numerous obstacles as they tried to find a way to survive, locate food and shelter and fight Victor Strand (Colman Domingo), who, like always, came out smelling like a rose in his Tower. There were several casualties in season 7, and Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) departed the series as Madison (Kim Dickens) made her return.
The season ended with our survivors taking off to find someplace new to call home. The showrunners have stated that this season will be heavily centered around water. Which explains why the casting advertising stated, “Talent must be comfortable with heights, water, and riding in high-speed boats.” PADRE will also be heavily featured in season 8, and more will be revealed about the mysterious organization.