AMC announced that Fear the Walking Dead season five will return June 2, according to Deadline. The trailer was released today after it was screened for fans at WonderCon, a pop culture expo at Anaheim Convention Center. Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, were at the convention along with executive producer, Scott M. Gimple, and director Michael Satrazemisnine. Nine cast member also joined the convention.
“Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg brilliantly reinvented Fear in its fourth season to much critical acclaim and we can’t wait to share with fans what they have in store for Season 5, ” Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group, said. “Likewise, NOS4A2 showrunner Jami O’Brien and her incredible writing team have created something we didn’t know we needed until now – a perfectly unmissable intertwining of horror and Christmas.”
The season five synopsis: ‘The group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.” In the trailer, Dwight from The Walking Dead makes an appearance indicating that he’s now crossed over to Fear the Walking Dead.
The season 5 premiere will lead into the new supernatural horror drama, NOS4A2 which is based on Joe Hill’s 2013 fantasy novel.“Fear remains one of the most successful dramas on cable with a passionate fanbase who we think will love NOS4A2, a suspenseful and electrifying character drama set against the back drop of supernatural horror. We anticipate the audience overlap will be strong,” Barnett said.
NOS4A2’s cast includes Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.