This article is about the sixth season of the Fear TV Series. You may be looking for the sixth season of the Original TV Series.

Season 6 of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead premiered on October 11, 2020, and will conclude on June 6, 2021, consisting of 16 episodes. The series is a companion series to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Gale Anne Hurd, Scott Gimple, Andrew Chambliss, and Ian Goldberg, with Chambliss and Goldberg as showrunners for the third consecutive season.[1]

The season follows Morgan Jones (Lennie James) who has been left for dead by Virginia (Colby Minifie), while the remaining members of Morgan's group have been separated by Virginia and her Pioneers and are dispersed across her various settlements.

Plot

"The End Is the Beginning"

Several weeks after being shot by Virginia, Morgan has managed to escape the Pioneers' grasp, but is in bad health from his gunshot wound that has become infected and gangrenous. Virginia hires a bounty hunter, Emile, to find and kill Morgan. While scavenging for supplies, Morgan meets Isaac, who helps him hide from Emile. Isaac takes Morgan to a hidden valley where his pregnant wife, Rachel, is located. Emile finds Morgan, but Isaac rescues him and reveals that he was previously bitten prior to meeting him. Morgan kills Emile and steals his clothes, axe, and a key he was carrying with him.

The next day, Morgan awakens to find the bullet extracted and that Isaac died from his infection, but not before Rachel gave birth to a girl, named Morgan. Morgan leaves the head of the bounty hunter for Virginia to find, leaving her stunned. Morgan tells Virginia over the radio, "Morgan Jones is dead. You're dealing with somebody else now." Elsewhere on a beach, a man spray paints "THE END IS THE BEGINNING" on a washed-up submarine. He speaks to another man, who says "they" should have arrived by now, and they need the key.

"Welcome to the Club"

After an incident with a high-ranking member of the Pioneers, Alicia and Strand are taken to a warehouse to eliminate a large herd of walkers, and are later joined by Charlie and Janis. Meanwhile, Daniel appears to be suffering from amnesia, causing confusion among his allies. Dakota, Virginia's younger sister, joins them in clearing the walkers, and inadvertently kills two of the Pioneers.

In the midst of the battle, Strand secretly stabs a fellow prisoner, Sanjay, and sacrifices him to the walkers in order to gain the upper hand. Later, Virginia praises Strand for his work as a leader, and gives him an important position for the community. Strand, feeling guilty for his role in Sanjay's death, assigns Alicia to another settlement. That night, Daniel is attacked by a walker, but is saved by Morgan, and reveals he still has his memory.

"Alaska"

Morgan returns to the valley hideout, bringing Rachel and her baby food and other supplies. He tells her he has a man on the inside (Daniel), and vows to save his friends, rebuilding his signature staff into the new handle of his axe. Elsewhere, Virginia assigns Althea and Dwight to investigate various locations, and document the walkers and how they may have died. While at a funeral home, Althea hears Isabelle on her walkie-talkie discussing a nearby rendezvous point. Dwight overhears this and together they head to the building where Isabelle plans to land her helicopter. As they ascend the building, they find numerous rats and "THE END IS THE BEGINNING" spray painted on a wall. Eventually, they come across a group living there who are suffering from the bubonic plague.

The group's leader, Nora, warns them not to continue to the helipad, saying the last time the helicopter arrived, one of her friends was shot. Despite Dwight's pleas, Althea continues to the roof, and later notices that Dwight himself is infected. The two are later saved from walkers by Nora, who leads Althea to the roof. While anxiously waiting for Isabelle, she has a change of heart and fires a flare gun; she then warns Isabelle via the walkie-talkie (without revealing her identity) to not fly to the building due to the plague. Isabelle thanks her, and leads her to a supply crate containing beer and medicine for Nora's group. Afterwards, Althea confides in Dwight her belief that the rats were planted to spread the sickness. Once they leave, Althea hears a woman on her walkie-talkie who saw the flare, and is about to arrive at the building. The woman turns out to be Sherry, who is finally reunited with Dwight.

"The Key"

John begins to read the letter that he wrote to June. Suddenly, he feels pain in his teeth, revealing that he has cavities. On one morning, the ranger Cameron does not show up for his shift, confusing John. Suspicious, John checks behind his house, finding an undead Cameron entangled in barbed wire with two walkers. During his investigation, John finds an earring at the crime scene. During Cameron's funeral, Janis tries to flee but the rangers captured her. Janis, who was secretly dating Cameron, takes credit for the murder and is executed by the Pioneers by tying her to a tree outside with a radio blaring loud music, attracting nearby walkers that swiftly dismembered and devoured her.

Later, John finds Janis' zombified remains and shoots her in the head, putting her down. On the way back to Humbug's Gulch for answers, Morgan is struck by another car. He steps out and walks to the driver's seat of the other car, watching the man from the car stumble out. Morgan holds him at axe point, questioning if it was an accident. The man's companion stumbles out also, getting behind him. The men threaten Morgan, asking where Emile is and then demanding the key from him. Morgan is suddenly attacked, dodging them both and swinging his axe into one man's stomach, disemboweling him. He is then pulled into a chokehold by the other, narrowly breaking loose and stabbing him in the chest with the spear end of his weapon. He looks down at the key he was wearing around his neck, realizing it was what the men were after.

"Honey"

Dwight and Sherry are in a room talking, when suddenly, Sherry gets up and disappears. Dwight begins to hear noises and some masked men capture him. The next day, Dwight appears in a skatepark with those men, where Sherry confesses that she is a part of them. They plan to destroy the SWAT armored truck, but Al, who is also captured, reveals that it is better to steal it. The assault on the truck is successfully achieved with the unexpected help of Morgan. At night, Sherry reveals to Morgan that she plans to kill Virginia, but Morgan refuses to participate, due to his experience in the war against Negan, since he reveals that he has planned to make a new community away from Virginia.

Sherry convinces Dwight to ambush Virginia's henchmen and proceeds into the trap. Shortly after seeing that Morgan and Al refuse to attack Virginia's men, she locks them up and finally Dwight. That same night, Morgan manages to convince Dwight to stop her, and he manages to escape to convince Sherry, who reluctantly cancels the attack with Virginia not even showing up. The next day, Morgan and Al convince Dwight to leave with them, but Sherry refuses to join them, intending to continue her war against Virginia. When the refugees from the center of the building arrive, they go to form a community, and Dwight leaves a clue to Sherry to give her their whereabouts.

"Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg"

June and Sarah now run a mobile clinic, but have a slew of bad luck with saving people, including losing a man to a burst appendix. June is reunited with John who attempts to convince her to flee to his cabin with him, but they are interrupted by a message from Luciana of a disaster at Tank Town due to a new well exploding. Virginia, John, June, Sarah, Luciana and the Pioneers work to save the survivors of the disaster, but a spray painted message reading "THE END IS THE BEGINNING" convinces Virginia that it was not an accident. Finding a wounded Wes' art supplies, Virginia tortures him for answers, believing him to be responsible before being stopped by June.

The two women are trapped by an explosion and Virginia is bitten in the hand. June hesitates to amputate it, blaming Virginia for everything going wrong around them, but Virginia insists that there is a bigger threat than her and that her methods are geared towards protecting the people in her communities. June chooses to save Virginia who agrees to give June her own hospital. Tank Town is destroyed and in the aftermath, June refuses to leave with John, instead intending to build her hospital with the help of Luciana, Sarah, Wes and Wendell. Though devastated by June's choice, John nevertheless decides to enact his escape plan on his own.

"Damage From the Inside"

A convoy of rangers escorting Dakota to a safe house is attacked and killed, leaving Strand and another ranger named Samuels as the only survivors. Strand enlists the help of Alicia and Charlie to find Dakota whom they locate at an old hunting lodge occupied by a taxidermist named Ed who has augmented the walkers around his lodge with antlers in order to scare people away. Alicia contacts Virginia and offers to trade Dakota for their freedom, intending to retake the stadium, but Ed snaps, draws the walkers in and refuses to let them leave.

During a scuffle, he is accidentally impaled on antlers by Alicia and sacrifices himself to the approaching walkers, telling Alicia that his family's deaths were his fault and to not make his mistakes. Morgan shows up and helps Alicia to put down the walkers, but intends to trade Dakota for the rest of their people, leading to an argument when Alicia realizes that Morgan attacked the convoy. Morgan agrees to take Dakota with them to the place that he is building, but Strand refuses to come and remains with Virginia and the Pioneers. Virginia leads Strand to a visibly-pregnant Grace and tells him that she wants him to get everybody back that she took from Humbug's Gulch.

"The Door"

At his cabin, John prepares to commit suicide, but is stopped by multiple walkers washing up outside. Investigating, John discovers Morgan and Dakota hiding from Virginia's Rangers and a herd that they had barricaded on the only bridge out of the area; depressed, John agrees to help them pass through the herd, but he refuses to join Morgan's new community despite constant attempts to convince him otherwise by Morgan. Virginia makes contact with Morgan, revealing that she is holding Grace, Daniel, Sarah, June and Wes hostage to ensure Dakota's safety; Ranger Marcus eventually finds the cabin, forcing John to kill him in order to save Morgan.

By attaching doors to the front of an old truck, the three are able to plow their way through the herd and eliminate it, but Morgan sets up a meeting with Virginia at John's cabin in order to force him to come out of hiding; as Morgan wanders off to contact the others, John discovers that Dakota was the one who had murdered Cameron and she shoots him to protect her secret. Confronted by Morgan, Dakota reveals that she was the one who had saved him at Humbug's Gulch as she believes that only Morgan can stop Virginia; alerted by Morgan, June and Virginia find John washed up outside of his cabin, but he has already died and reanimated, forcing the heartbroken June to put John down.

"Things Left to Do"

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"Handle With Care"

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"The Holding"

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"In Dreams"

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"J.D."

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Episodes

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "The End Is the Beginning" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis October 11, 2020 1.59 million
2. "Welcome to the Club" Nazrin Choudhury Lennie James October 18, 2020 1.55 million
3. "Alaska" Mallory Westfall Colman Domingo October 25, 2020 1.50 million
4. "The Key" David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick Ron Underwood November 1, 2020 1.28 million
5. "Honey" Ashley Cardiff Michael Satrazemis November 8, 2020 1.24 million
6. "Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg" Alex Delyle Sharat Raju November 15, 2020 1.27 million
7. "Damage From the Inside" Jacob Pinion Tawnia McKiernan November 22, 2020 1.09 million
8. "The Door" Andrew Chambliss
Ian Goldberg
Michael Satrazemis April 11, 2021 1.17 million
9. "Things Left to Do" Nick Bernardone Michael Satrazemis April 18, 2021 TBA
10. "Handle With Care" Channing Powell TBA April 25, 2021 TBA
11. "The Holding" Ashley Cardiff
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
TBA May 2, 2021 TBA
12. "In Dreams" TBA TBA May 9, 2021 TBA
13. "J.D." TBA Aisha Tyler May 16, 2021 TBA
14. TBA TBA TBA May 23, 2021 TBA
15. TBA TBA TBA May 30, 2021 TBA
16. TBA TBA TBA June 6, 2021 TBA

Cast

Supporting
Guests

Co-Stars

Uncredited
  • Carl Thomas as James
  • PeiPei Alena Yuan as Ridings
  • Raja Afghani as Skidmark
  • Luis John Soria as Philippe
  • Mike Lawler as Pete
  • Unknown as Mary Anne
  • Unknown as Morgan
  • Unknown as Rufus
  • Unknown as Worker
  • Unknown as Ground Command (Voice Only)
  • Unknown as Randall Perez
  • Unknown as Sullivan Daniels
  • Unknown as Mark Smith
  • Unknown as Michael Jenkins
  • Unknown as Terry
  • Unknown as Mr. Dorie (Photograph)
  • Keeli Koonse as Ranger
  • Bobby Lee Osborn as Ranger
  • Frank Hildebrand as Lawton Ranger
  • Julie Eaton as Lawton Ranger
  • Julie Barret as Lawton Ranger
  • Eric Smith as Lawton Ranger
  • Erin Ryan as Lawton Resident
  • Maxie M. Ginn as Lawton Resident
  • Karl Simmons as Lawton Resident
  • Sherry Ables-Mojica as Lawton Resident
  • Paula Soloff as Lawton Resident
  • Chewan Welch as Lawton Resident
  • Darren Hinojosa as Lawton Resident
  • Daemon Pedroza as Lawton Resident
  • Jacob Martinez as Lawton Resident
  • Drake Touve as Lawton Resident
  • Jacqueline Hays as Lawton Resident
  • Don Daro as Factory Guard
  • Gary Jones as Factory Guard
  • Keeli Koonse as Factory Guard
  • Arlene Cavazos as Factory Guard
  • Kirk Riley as Worker
  • Alex Christian as Worker
  • Carmella Harper as Worker
  • Donald Brooks Jr. as Worker
  • Abigail Jenkins as Worker
  • Brett Easton as Worker
  • LaDell Griswold Preston as Worker
  • Robin Bonaccorsi as Worker
  • William Spencer as Zombie
  • Ron LeBlanc as Lawton Ranger
  • Jenny Biggs as Lawton Ranger
  • Michael D. Yuhl as Lawton Ranger
  • Dawn Dillard as Lawton Ranger
  • Eric Smith as Lawton Ranger
  • Don Daro as Lawton Ranger
  • Gary Jones as Lawton Ranger
  • Keeli Koonse as Lawton Ranger
  • Amanda Julian Johnson as Lawton Resident
  • Stephane Lens as Lawton Resident
  • Jacob Martinez as Lawton Resident
  • Rachel Brown as Lawton Resident
  • Roderick Loving as Lawton Resident
  • Jamal Anthony Shepard as Lawton Resident
  • Nikki as Charlie's Horse

Deaths

Production

On July 19, 2019, AMC renewed the series for a sixth season.[2] Production began in November 2019 in Texas.[3] In March 2020, production for the sixth season was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5] Prior to the shutdown, the series had almost completed production on the first half of the season and showrunner Andrew Chambliss confirmed that every script for the sixth season was completed.[6] Production was reported to have restarted in late August 2020.[7][8] Production wrapped up on March 5, 2021.

Casting

In December 2019, it was announced that Zoe Colletti would join the main cast for the sixth season as Dakota, and that Mo Collins and Colby Hollman were promoted to series regulars after having recurring roles since the fourth and fifth seasons, respectively.[9] In January 2020, it was confirmed that Christine Evangelista would reprise her role as Sherry, who last appeared in the seventh season of The Walking Dead; she is the third character to crossover from the parent series to Fear The Walking Dead.[10]

Filming

Cast member Lennie James made his directorial debut this season, and was mentored by fellow cast member Colman Domingo who had previously directed episodes for the series; Domingo also directed his third episode of the series in this season.[11]

Writing

Showrunner Ian Goldberg stated that the sixth season would take on an "anthology format", where episodes will focus on individual or pairs of characters, similar to previous episodes like season 4's "Laura". Goldberg also described it as "a darker season".[11]

Reception

Critical Response

The sixth season has received positive reviews, in contrast to negative reviews for the previous two seasons. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a rating of 86% based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 7/10.[12]

After a mixed-to-negative reception to the fourth and fifth seasons, the series has received a renewed positive critical reception during its sixth season. Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly wrote that the series "is having its best season ever" and was positive about the series' take on different genres, writing "The end result is a bolder, more badass collection of stories that manages to feel narratively cohesive while, at the same time, visually and tonally independent."[13] Paul Tassi of Forbes has been positive towards the season and also noted the positive reactions from fans as well.[14] Emily Hannemann of TV Insider also noted the series' improvement over previous seasons and praised the character development, plot and dialogue.[15]

Trivia

  • The season premiere of this season of Fear The Walking Dead is featured on the same night as the second episode of Season 1 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
    • This marks the first time a new episode of Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond have been aired on the same night.
  • Below are the changes made to the main cast in this season:
  • Kim Dickens who portrayed the protagonist Madison Clark from Season 1 to Season 4 has recently stated that, "You can be gone like that. And you can also pop up at some time, at any time." suggesting a possible return for her character in this season.
  • It was confirmed by Scott Gimple that there will be a time skip this season and possibly more.[1]
    • The first time skip takes place at least 5-6 weeks since the events in the episode "End of the Line" although it's unclear as Morgan states in "The End Is the Beginning" that he hasn't been thinking about the time has passed since he got shot by Virginia.
  • A character got a pet this season.[1]
    • The character is revealed to be Morgan Jones, who gained the pet after the death of the previous owner, Emile LaRoux.
      • The pet is a dog named Rufus, a bloodhound that Emile used in his bounty hunting work.
  • Colman Domingo, who portrays Victor Strand, directed the third episode of this season.[16][1]
  • Lennie James, who portrays Morgan Jones, made his directorial debut and directed the second episode of this season.[17][18][1]
  • This is the second season of Fear The Walking Dead (not counting Season 1) to have a shorter first half that is seven episodes long instead of the usual eight, the first being Season 2.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2MaJzMB6Yc
  2. https://tvline.com/2019/07/19/fear-the-walking-dead-renewed-season-6-amc/
  3. https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/news/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-begins-production/
  4. https://deadline.com/2020/03/coronavirus-norman-reedus-walking-dead-shutdown-spinoff-kevin-can-f-himself-amc-1202882946/
  5. https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2020/03/14/talking-dead-going-dark-sunday-march-15-after-the-walking-dead-walk-with-us-coronavirus/
  6. https://screenrant.com/fear-walking-dead-show-season-6-scripts-done/
  7. https://www.skybound.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-production-to-resume-in-late-august
  8. https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/tv-shows-cancelled-2020/#1
  9. https://www.thewrap.com/fear-the-walking-dead-casts-zoe-colletti-promotes-2-to-series-regulars/
  10. https://www.tvguide.com/news/fear-the-walking-dead-sherry-crossover/
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://www.tvguide.com/news/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-premiere-date-trailer/
  12. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/fear_the_walking_dead/s06
  13. https://ew.com/tv/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-best-ever/
  14. https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/11/08/fear-the-walking-dead-continues-its-4-0-win-streak-in-season-6/
  15. https://www.tvinsider.com/955306/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-review/
  16. https://twitter.com/SarabethPollock/status/1308480547849678852
  17. https://twitter.com/TWalkingDWorld/status/1283890446641565697
  18. https://twitter.com/SarabethPollock/status/1308481910113472515
Episodes of Fear The Walking Dead
Season 1 "Pilot" • "So Close, Yet So Far" • "The Dog" • "Not Fade Away" • "Cobalt" • "The Good Man"
Season 2 "Monster" • "We All Fall Down" • "Ouroboros" • "Blood in the Streets" • "Captive" • "Sicut Cervus" • "Shiva" • "Grotesque" • "Los Muertos" • "Do Not Disturb" • "Pablo & Jessica" • "Pillar of Salt" • "Date of Death" • "Wrath" • "North"
Season 3 "Eye of the Beholder" • "The New Frontier" • "TEOTWAWKI" • "100" • "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" • "Red Dirt" • "The Unveiling" • "Children of Wrath" • "Minotaur" • "The Diviner" • "La Serpiente" • "Brother's Keeper" • "This Land Is Your Land" • "El Matadero" • "Things Bad Begun" • "Sleigh Ride"
Season 4 "What's Your Story?" • "Another Day in the Diamond" • "Good Out Here" • "Buried" • "Laura" • "Just in Case" • "The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now" • "No One's Gone" • "People Like Us" • "Close Your Eyes" • "The Code" • "Weak" • "Blackjack" • "MM 54" • "I Lose People..." • "... I Lose Myself"
Season 5 "Here to Help" • "The Hurt That Will Happen" • "Humbug's Gulch" • "Skidmark" • "The End of Everything" • "The Little Prince" • "Still Standing" • "Is Anybody Out There?" • "Channel 4" • "210 Words Per Minute" • "You're Still Here" • "Ner Tamid" • "Leave What You Don't" • "Today and Tomorrow" • "Channel 5" • "End of the Line"
Season 6 "The End Is the Beginning" • "Welcome to the Club" • "Alaska" • "The Key" • "Honey" • "Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg" • "Damage From the Inside" • "The Door" • "Things Left to Do" • "Handle With Care" • "The Holding" • "In Dreams" • "J.D."
Season 7 TBA
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