The sixth season of AMC’s spin-off post-apocalyptic series Fear the Walking Dead will be an anthology story instead of the traditional linear story-telling of the show and its parent series The Walking Dead, according to Screen Rant. Created by Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) and Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), the series debuted on the network in 2015 and has run for five seasons, amassing a total of 69 episodes. The upcoming sixth season is set to premiere on October 11. The series is executive produced by the likes of Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Ian Goldberg (Dead of Summer), Andrew Chambliss (The Vampire Diaries), Gale Anne Hurd (Tremors, Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead), and many others.
Set in the same universe as its parent series, Fear the Walking Dead follows survivors from a zombie apocalypse, yet it initially begins on the first day of the outbreak in Los Angeles instead of Georgia. The series cast includes the likes of Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Treme), Alexa Nisenson (Fist Fight), Karen David (Once Upon a Time), Austin Amelio (Everybody Wants Some!!), Mo Collins (Parks and Recreation), Frank Dillane (In the Heart of the Sea), Alycia Debnam-Carey (The 100), Cliff Curtis (Training Day), Lennie James (Snatch), and many more.
Amelio and James are the first characters from The Walking Dead to crossover into the spin-off series starting in season five for Amelio’s Dwight and season four for Jame’s Morgan Jones. The fifth season finale saw Morgan being shot by one of the series’ antagonists Virginia, portrayed by Colby Minifie (The Boys, Jessica Jones) and his fate was uncertain until his appearance in the sixth season trailer which was revealed at Comic-Con at Home. The structure for season six has been explained by Goldberg by stating that the new episodes will be a part of “an anthology structure…where we really – we get to deep dive into exactly what these characters are going through within Virginia’s communities in the style of some of the episodes we’ve done in the past that we’ve loved, like John Dorie and Laura in season 4” via Screen Rant.
In anticipation for the upcoming sixth season, Fear the Walking Dead fans can check out the teaser trailer that was revealed at Comic-Con at Home below: