Fear the Walking Dead Showrunners Preview Season 5 and Dwight’s Upcoming Crossover

Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss offer an early look into how the character will transition from The Walking Dead to the spinoff series.

By Chris Morse

It’s nearly time for another crossover in Fear the Walking Dead. This time, it’s The Walking Dead Savior Dwight who will be making the journey from the main series to the spinoff. With the show’s fifth season finally making its debut on June 2nd, EW recently had a chat with showrunners Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss about the upcoming season, crossover, and what it all means for the series.

Regarding the overall plot going into Season 5, Goldberg had the following details to share ahead of the show’s return early next month.


When asked whether the new season will be broken up into two distinct stories for each eight-episode half, Chambliss revealed that although the structure will once again be used, both halves should feel like they connect a bit more on the big picture level.


Finally, with respect to the Dwight crossover, Goldberg offered a preview of what viewers can expect from the character’s introduction, especially considering his history with Morgan, who also transitioned over from the main series last year.


Front and center in Season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead are a number of returning characters who are making it their duty to connect with other people and help them out in any way they can. The group has adopted Morgan’s mission to keep hope alive and put their faith in others to survive in this post-apocalyptic world together.

We recently learned that former Vulture Charlie, played by Alexa Nisenson, has been promoted to series regular status, with Once Upon a Time's Karen David being coming on board as a series regular as well. They will be joined by Lennie James' Morgan Jones and another crossover character as Austin Amelio's Dwight moves over from the main series.

In addition, it was previously reported that Ruben Blades and Daniel Sharman would be returning to reprise their roles of Daniel Salazar and Troy Otto respectively. The spinoff series is still very much in a transition phase after it ditched most of its original cast, leaving behind only Alicia Clark and a handful of newer additions along the way.

Fear the Walking Dead will return to AMC on June 2nd, 2019. Keep an eye on Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on The Walking Dead and its various spinoffs.

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