The final episodes of Fear the Walking Dead have aired, and most fans have been pleased with the ending. Things were tied up nicely as everyone headed off to live their fairy tale ending. Troy (Daniel Sharman) is dead, and PADRE is no more, so everyone has to decide what their next steps are. Many have paired off with others to seek out people to help with specific destinations, while others will do the same with no set destination. Will Fear the Walking Dead see any spinoffs? If they do, they must follow the way of the Daryl Dixon series.
At the end of the first spinoff of TWDU comes the question, will AMC create any Fear TWD spinoffs? Fear the Walking Dead spinoffs will only work if AMC does the same thing they did with the Daryl Dixon series. The Daryl spinoff hired new writers who have never been involved in TWDU. This is key to making any type of Fear TWD spinoff successfully, as the current showrunners are too steeped in what was previously created, which would result in the same mediocre storylines. The caliber of actors featured in Fear the Walking Dead deserved more than the stories they were given.
While there have been no announced plans, Fear TWD showrunners and director Michael E. Satrazemis address this topic in interviews with Entertainment Weekly.
Satrazemis began his TWDU journey as a camera operator, then was promoted to director of photography and then director. He is responsible for directing some fantastic episodes, such as “The Grove” and “How It’s Gotta Be.” He would leave TWD to direct Fear the Walking Dead in its fourth season. While he missed the finale of The Walking Dead, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to direct the series finale of Fear TWD as it felt “karmically correct.”
This interview was conducted before the second half of the season aired. At that time, Satrazemis made it sound like these characters’ stories would end with the end of the series and, in his opinion, concluded things nicely.
"“Scott Gimple’s been really good about intertwining the shows and having one show feed the others. He’s a wizard. But I feel that this has a complete end. It’s not feeding or fueling anything other than ending the story. That felt really nice to honor the show in that way.” A"
Fear the Walking Dead spinoffs?
In an interview withScreen Rant, after the final episode, showrunner Ian B. Goldberg also passed the buck to Gimple regarding more spinoffs but added that there is definitely more story to tell.
"“That’s really more of a question for [executive producer] Scott Gimple and AMC. You’ve seen the finale, so these characters’ stories are constructed in such a way that they live on, there is more story to tell. They are going their separate ways, but they’re all carrying the weight of Madison’s and Alicia’s legacy. And there is certainly a lot more story to tell there, so, we’ll see, I guess is the answer. But our goal was to just bring Fear to a satisfying conclusion, and to leave open the possibility of more storytelling should the powers that be decide that they want more.”"