'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 7: Release Date, Cast And More

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The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond are airing their final seasons in 2021 and 2022, but the zombie universe will keep expanding with an untitled Daryl and Carol spin-off and new anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead. Meanwhile, Fear the Walking Dead is still shuffling along as zombies tend to do, and in the absence of the main Walking Dead show, it will become the new standard-bearer for the AMC franchise. Here's everything we know about Fear the Walking Dead season 7.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

Fear the Walking Dead season 7 will premiere on the AMC channel on Sunday, October 17, 2021. This is a week after The Walking Dead goes on mid-season hiatus, so if you still keep up with that show, you need not ever miss a week of zombie deaths. Like The Walking Dead, if you have an AMC+ subscription, you will also be able to stream new episodes of Fear The Walking Dead before they broadcast on television.

What is Fear the Walking Dead?

Fear the Walking Dead is an ongoing series that began life (or undeath) as the very first TV spin-off of The Walking Dead. Its 6-episode first season debuted in 2015 and was followed by a 15-episode second season in 2016. Since then, it has maintained a model of 16-episode seasons, often split in half and aired at two different times of year. The show originally followed the adventures of a blended family, led by Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis), as they sought to survive a zombie breakout in Los Angeles, but it has since expanded with more characters.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Dead Showrunners, Crew, and More

Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg have served as the co-showrunners of Fear the Walking Dead since the fourth season when Dave Erickson departed. Erickson co-developed the show with Robert Kirkman, the original creator of The Walking Dead comic book, who is embroiled in a lawsuit with other producers against AMC.

One of the show's stars, Alycia Debnam-Carey, will make her directorial debut in the seventh season.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Cast

If you're new to Fear the Walking Dead, the cast list for season 7 could be considered a spoiler, since it might allow you to figure out who survives from previous seasons to now. Proceed at your own risk here, with the understanding that it's a zombie show with a high turnover of character deaths.

Via our sister site Looper, Fear the Walking Dead currently stars Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, and Danay Garcia as Luciana. James crossed over in the fourth season from The Walking Dead and has been a main cast member ever since.

Karen David, Maggie Grace, Garret Dillahunt, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Jenna Elfman, and Ruben Blades are expected to return for the seventh season too. Showrunners have also teased a possible return for the aforementioned Kim Dickens, who left the show in the fourth season. Though presumed dead, her character, Madison, never officially turned up as a body onscreen. Blades has already set a precedent for actors coming and going from the show, albeit under different circumstances.

Season 5 and 6 guest stars Sydney Lemmon and Omid Abtahi are also slated to return as Isabelle and Howard, respectively. They will be joined by newcomer Gus Halper as Will.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer

No trailer is available yet for Fear the Walking Dead season 7, but the show did release a couple of first look clips at this year's Comic-Con@Home. You can see those clips here.