Fear the Walking Dead season 8 release date, trailer, cast and more

Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren 'Lo' Smith/AMC
Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren 'Lo' Smith/AMC /

Fear the Walking Dead was the first spinoff of The Walking Dead series, paving the way for several other spinoffs within the franchise. Fans of The Walking Dead are looking for something to fill the void after the main series’s story concluded in November 2022. Fear the Walking Dead will release its upcoming season in May 2023.

Fear the Walking Dead began airing on AMC in 2015 and has just about wrapped filming on the eighth season in Savannah, Georgia. This series is set in the same world but isn’t a direct spinoff. The first direct spinoff will premiere on June 18, 2023, titled The Walking Dead: Dead City. 

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 release date

AMC has announced that season 8 of Fear the Walking Dead will debut on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 9 p.m. ET. This season will be released in two parts, six episodes each, and marks the final season of the series.

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 synopsis

Season 7 concluded with Morgan (Lennie James) meeting returning fan-favorite character Madison (Kim Dickens). He discovers she is working for the mysterious PADRE as an abductor of children for the organization. She takes Morgan’s child Mo and, upon second thoughts, sets off with Morgan to rescue the child.

The synopsis for season 8 tells that Morgan, Madison, and the others come to live at PADRE under the cynical rule. After being demoralized and dejected, their hope for a better world lies with Morgan’s daughter Mo.

This season will see a seven-year jump that will bring Fear TWD’s timeline almost in line with the flagship series.

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 cast

The following cast is expected to return for season 8:

  • Kim Dickens – Madison Clark
  • Lennie James – Morgan Jones
  • Colman Domingo – Victor Strand
  • Austin Amelio – Dwight
  • Rubén Blades – Daniel Salazar
  • Mo Collins – Sarah Robinowitz
  • Karen David – Grace Mukherjee
  • Jenna Elfman – June Dorie
  • Christine Evangelista – Sherry
  • Danay Garcia – Luciana Galvez
  • Demetrius Grosse – Josiah LaRoux
  • Peter Jacobson – Rabbi Jacob Kessner
  • Daryl Mitchell – Wendell
  • Alexa Nisenson – Charlie

Some new cast members include:

  • Zoey Merchant – Mo (after the time jump)
  • Maya Eshet – TBA
  • Jonathan Medina – TBA
  • Christopher Del Gaizo – Survivor
  • Bob Jennings – Guard
  • Dawn Lasusky – Fort Resident
  • Will Perez – Padre Guard
  • Gavin Warren – Finch

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 teaser

AMC revealed the official trailer for season 8 of Fear the Walking Dead at WonderCon 2023. Fans got an action-packed look at what’s to come in the final season. Morgan mentions his friend Rick and travels back to King County, where the pair met in the pilot episode of The Walking Dead. 

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