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 consist 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"

The sun is beating down on a beach as a walker is approaching a man who is spray painting the words "THE END" on a red wall. Later at night, Emile sits at a campsite where he hears someone near him. A man stumbles up, saying he has been pursued for days. Emile offers the man food and asks for his name, which he says is Walter. Emile talks about how humans and beans have been tied together since the beginning. Walter asks what's in them, so Emile leans in close and says it's a family secret. A barking dog startles Walter. Emile praises the dog, Rufus, and Walter looks scared. He asks how he knows the dog's name to which Emile replies that it is his dog. He then proceeds to decapitate Walter, and he leans down to reveal to his recent kill that the secret ingredient was tabasco. Later, Emile puts Walter's head in a box. He then gets a call from Virginia who needs his help tracking down Morgan Jones, but she doesn't know if he's dead or alive. She promises him all the gas he needs if he gets the job done. Emile pledges to find Morgan, sets the basket with Walter's head in his truck, and prepares a box for Morgan's head.

Morgan wakes up, but his eyes are bloodshot red. He's in a limo and walkers are passing by. Just as he starts to notice his surroundings, the window is shot out by Virginia's riders as they pass through. They don't see Morgan in the car. He gets out, struggling to move. His arm is bandaged and his beard has grown. A walker approaches him and stops but doesn't seem to care about him. After it passes, Morgan announces his presence so that the walker comes back and he tries to kill it with his stick. Morgan climbs up into an old water tower that has a rope there to haul supplies. Morgan has been away long enough to make this water tower his own sanctuary with mattresses and supplies, including medicine. He scribbles some coordinates on his bag and heads into town, limping along. He checks the inside of a police car and finds a gun, but the clip is empty. He looks up and sees a baby crib in a shop window. There's a little mobile hanging over it, and he is reminded about Grace and her baby. As walkers approach, he stumbles and lands away from his bag, but the dead continue to disregard him. Someone comes along and kills them, and he almost kills Morgan but he immediately stops him. The man says he's never seen walkers turn away from a meal. When he spots Morgan's wound, he asks an interesting question: "How long has it smelled like that?" Morgan isn't interested in his help because he says the man is in danger if he gets too close. He notices Morgan's wound is infected. It's gangrene. He offers Morgan some pickle chips and says his name is Isaac. Morgan is afraid of getting to know him because he has lost so many people. Isaac is more interested in why the dead ignored him. They're interrupted when Rufus and Emile wander through along with a few of the dead.

Emile calls out to Morgan, saying he has nothing to fear. He then chops off a walker head. Emile is scooping out walker guts when Isaac greets him. He sees that the walker didn't eat Morgan. He pulls out a drawing of Morgan and asks if he has seen him. Isaac asks why he wants to know, but Emile says it's part of the social contract that he answers him. Emile wonders if he knows Isaac, but Isaac would never forget someone with an ax like he has. Rufus is scratching at the door of the store where Morgan is hiding. Emile sees Isaac sweating and wants to go inside. The bloodhound charges inside and finds Morgan's scarf and blood, but Morgan is gone. Emile doesn't believe Isaac's story about getting tangled up in it when he fought off the walkers. Emile starts smashing things in the store, attracting walkers. He tells Emile that he better not be lying about Morgan being outside somewhere. Isaac runs outside and fights off walkers. Morgan makes it back to his shelter and he wakes up to find Isaac trying to fish the bullet out of the wound. He tells Morgan he needs his help because his wife is 8 months pregnant and might need oxygen and support if the baby comes early. He needs a gun to fight them off. Morgan gives him the gun he found and Isaac loads his two bullets into it. The bullets won't get them far, but Morgan could walk them right past the dead. Morgan realizes that he never told his name to Isaac, who admits he'd seen Morgan's tapes at a truck stop. Morgan says he doesn't "do that" anymore, becoming defensive. He wants Isaac to go. Isaac aims the gun at Morgan and says he needs help and doesn't have any options. They're interrupted once again when Emile backs his truck into the water tower, knocking it over. When Morgan wakes up he sees Emile approaching with Rufus and Isaac fighting off walkers. Emile is upset that Isaac lied to him. Emile says Morgan is already dead. Morgan aims the gun and shoots Emile, but just to wound him. They steal the truck and drive off, leaving Emile and Rufus behind.

Down the road, they come to a washed out road and Isaac says that they will have to take the long way. Morgan wants to go back because the tower is his big reason he keeps going. He says someone else stitched him up. He heard gunshots and passed out, and when he came to he was patched up with a message: "You don't know me but I heard your message. You need to do the same. You still have things left to do." Isaac realizes he was keeping the water tower for someone else but he points out that he will never be safe. He vows that the place they're going is safe and he will take care of Morgan's family if Morgan helps care for his. Morgan agrees and they set off on foot, together. Isaac asks who made the cut for the water tower. He knows names from the tapes, and he knows Grace as "pad thai". When he asks if Virginia split them up, Morgan gets defensive again. He thinks Isaac is leading him into a trap, but Isaac explains he was one of Virginia's rangers. He only kept it a secret because he wanted Morgan to trust him. He saw the tapes and couldn't believe Morgan was giving away what Virginia was charging for. He and his wife ran away when she got pregnant. They found a place that is safe and he wants Morgan to be part of it, but the bullet needs to come out. He knows Morgan is leaving it in because he thinks he deserves it. Isaac leads Morgan to a dam. They need to clear out the walkers, but first he needs Morgan to get through with a backpack to give the supplies to his wife Rachel. Once they fortify the gate, no one is getting in. Isaac will go the long way, and hopefully he makes it before the baby arrives. Morgan gives him the gun and they part ways. When Morgan reaches the bottom of the ravine the walkers pass him by, but the effort has worn him out and he collapses. When he makes too much noise a walker goes after him but Isaac shoots it and urges Morgan to keep going. When they start swarming Isaac he calls out to them, saying he's right there. He kills them as Isaac works to fight them off. There are a lot of walkers but they're both able to fight them off pretty well. Unfortunately, more walkers keep coming. Morgan gets back up and keeps going once Isaac is clear. Soon they're all dead and the entrance is secure. Morgan hands him the backpack and says it's better coming from Rachel's husband. As they walk through, Isaac explains that he used to fish in the lake with his grandfather. The lake is gone because the dam gave out. On a map, all you see is a lake so there is no way Virginia would ever find it. The lake had flooded an old town, and that's where Isaac and his wife are. They arrive to find Rachel in labor. She sees Morgan and smiles. They need to get ready for the baby.

That night, Morgan is standing watch when Isaac says it won't be much longer until the baby arrives. Isaac says his grandfather told him the story of how they flooded the town. They'd been looking for his fishing cabin but found the town, and thanks to the lake the ground is fertile, meaning they can rebuild. Morgan says it's not his mission, but his mission was to help him get Isaac back. There's the sound of a dog barking, Emile has found them. Isaac says Emile only does what he does because someone paid him. Isaac urges Morgan to fight for his people, but Morgan is ready to give everything up to protect them. Outside, he offers himself to Emile in exchange for the others. He falls to the ground and waits for Emile to approach. Emile promises that Morgan won't even feel it. Morgan closes his eyes and waits but Isaac tackles Emile to protect him. Morgan hits Emile with his stick, giving him time to urge Isaac to get away. Isaac reveals that he'd been bitten on the way to finding a gun, and so his mission was to find someone to help his wife because he doesn't have much time left. Morgan realizes that this changes everything. Isaac says he changed and so can Morgan. When Emile wakes up again, they fight. Emile digs his finger into Morgan's wound. Incapacitated, Morgan is on the ground while Emile fetches his axe. He looks over to see the note and manages to grab his stick, using it to block the axe. He stabs Emile through the chest. Morgan grabs the axe. "You didn't do it then, and you won't do it now," Emile says. Morgan chops his head off. He staggers to the steps and tells Isaac that he told his friends to live. "Just live." He hears a baby crying and Isaac staggers to his feet to go meet his child. Morgan says he's going to rest for a bit. He blacks out.

When Morgan wakes up, Rufus is licking his head. He's all bandaged up and there's a tray beside the bed with the bloody bullet in it. Rachel says Isaac insisted on taking it out. She's feeding the baby. Morgan asks if it's a boy or girl. "We have a daughter. We named her Morgan." She says it was Isaac's idea. Morgan asks where Isaac is, and Rachel's eyes fill with tears. Later, she shows Morgan Isaac's grave. He says he owes it all to Isaac. Emile's head is still alive, and he spots the key that was around his neck. He moves to take the stick back, but when a walker approaches he pauses and looks at the ax. He tosses the stick aside and uses the axe to kill the walker as Emile's head watches.

Elsewhere, Virginia's team rolls up in the SWAT van. They come across a roadblock made of walkers. Pioneer ranger Hill calls Virginia over as there's a box there with Morgan's name on it. The box is moving. Inside, though, is Emile's head. She laughs for a moment, and then she looks around cautiously. She takes the radio and calls Morgan, saying that she wants him to listen. She thought she needed Morgan to be dead "for this to work" but she only needs his friends to think he is. If he tries to convince them otherwise, she will kill them. After a moment of silence, Morgan radios in. "Morgan Jones is dead, and you are dealing with someone else now." Morgan watches her in the distance, dressed in Emile's clothing and rides off. Back at the beach, the man finishes painting his message. He uses the spray paint can to kill the walker and tells his friend that "they" should have been there by now. They need the key and will have to wait elsewhere. "THE END IS THE BEGINNING", the message says, and it's written on the red hull of a massive submarine.

"Welcome to the Club"

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"Alaska"

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"The Key"

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"Honey"

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"Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg"

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"Damage From the Inside"

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"The Door"

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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 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
TBA 2021 TBA
9. TBA Nick Bernardone TBA 2021 TBA
10. TBA Channing Powell TBA 2021 TBA

Cast

Co-Stars

Uncredited
  • Carl Thomas as James
  • 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 1
  • Unknown as Worker 2
  • Unknown as Ranger (Voice Only)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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] 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.[5] Production was reported to have restarted in late August 2020.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9]

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".[9]

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.[10]

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."[11] Paul Tassi of Forbes has been positive towards the season and also noted the positive reactions from fans as well.[12] Emily Hannemann of TV Insider also noted the series' improvement over previous seasons and praised the character development, plot and dialogue.[13]

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.
  • In March 2020, AMC shut down the filming for this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although the crew was half-way through the filming.[14]
    • Filming for the second half of the season was to resume in late August 2020.[15]
    • Talking Dead noted that the crew was still filming as of November 22, 2020.
  • 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://screenrant.com/fear-walking-dead-show-season-6-scripts-done/
  6. https://www.skybound.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-production-to-resume-in-late-august
  7. https://www.thewrap.com/fear-the-walking-dead-casts-zoe-colletti-promotes-2-to-series-regulars/
  8. https://www.tvguide.com/news/fear-the-walking-dead-sherry-crossover/
  9. 9.0 9.1 https://www.tvguide.com/news/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-premiere-date-trailer/
  10. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/fear_the_walking_dead/s06
  11. https://ew.com/tv/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-best-ever/
  12. https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/11/08/fear-the-walking-dead-continues-its-4-0-win-streak-in-season-6/
  13. https://www.tvinsider.com/955306/fear-the-walking-dead-season-6-review/
  14. https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2020/03/14/talking-dead-going-dark-sunday-march-15-after-the-walking-dead-walk-with-us-coronavirus/
  15. https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/tv-shows-cancelled-2020/#1
  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"
Season 7 TBA
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