Fans should expect plenty of surprises in store when “Fear the Walking Dead” returns with its fourth season, and a new teaser for the upcoming season shows Madison (Kim Dickens) and the rest of the survivors seemingly at peace, forming a community behind the fortified gates of a sports stadium.
“Part of what the season is about is the journey that got them to this new place, and how they found their way back to each other, and what that journey was like, and where they found themselves now,” explains series producer Ian B. Goldberg in the clip, above.
However, the big news in season four is the arrival of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), who’ll be bringing his character from “The Walking Dead” to the spinoff.
“Morgan has always been capable of being a stone-cold killer,” says exec producer Gale Anne Hurd. “But he also is capable of adopting a peaceful philosophy, of non-violence, so it’ll be interesting to see which of these personalities he brings to the crossover.”
With James’ character to be written out of “The Walking Dead” so the character can join the spinoff, there have been numerous fan theories as to how, why and when that takes place within the timeline of “The Walking Dead”. According to James, none of them are correct.
“All of the speculation about how and when Morgan arrives and what the impact he’s going to have on the existing characters, pretty much everybody’s got it wrong,” says James. “Surprisingly, we’ve kept the secret.”
“There’s going to be a lot of action, we’re going to do things with walkers that you haven’t seen before, but mostly I would say this season is about a journey toward hope,” adds Goldberg.
“In season four, we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), who is joining the story from the world of ‘The Walking Dead’,” reads the synopsis for the new season. “The characters’ immediate pasts mix with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; and the heroic, mercenary and craven, all crashing together toward a new reality for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’.”
The fourth season of “Fear the Walking Dead” premieres Sunday, April 15.