Fear the Walking Dead officially kicked off production on its fifth season at the end of last year, and the cast and crew have been hard at work with filming. On Saturday, AMC released a first look at the upcoming season following the network’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press conference.
The images below include new looks at some of the Fear the Walking Dead fan favorites including Victor Strand (played by Colman Domingo), Alicia Clark (played by Alycia Debnam-Carey), formerly from The Walking Dead Morgan Jones (Lennie James), and John Dorie and June (played by Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman). Perhaps the most exciting of the new images is that of the latest The Walking Dead character to cross over to the Fear family, Dwight (played by Austin Amelio).
Earlier this year, it was announced that Amelio would be joining the Fear the Walking Dead cast for the upcoming fifth season after his character, Dwight, had been missing from The Walking Dead since the show’s season eight finale. After his life was spared by Daryl (played by Norman Reedus), Dwight was exiled from the communities and banished to a life alone within the zombie apocalypse. While fans feared the worst for the character, Amelio kept punctuating that Dwight was not, in fact, dead but was alive somewhere in the universe. At Walker Stalker New Jersey in December, Amelio said specifically, “He’s alive. That’s all I can say. He’s alive. He’s alive in the world somewhere.”
Now, it’s officially official that Dwight is alive and that he will be meeting up with the Fear survivors at some point in the upcoming season.
Check out the first look photos from AMC below:
Fear the Walking Dead season five is currently in production and will return to television later this year. A formal premiere date has not yet been announced. The Walking Dead returns for the second half of its ninth season tomorrow, Sunday, February 10th at 9 PM on AMC.
What do you think about the first images from season five of Fear the Walking Dead? Are you excited to see Austin Amelio’s Dwight join the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.