This article contains major spoilers for the season 5 finale of Fear The Walking Dead…
The crew behind Fear The Walking Dead have been discussing what’s next for the spin-off series. Season 5 ended this week with some shocking bombshells, and season 6 will follow the survivors dealing with their separation in the finale episode.
“I think what we’re really excited for in season 6 is the fact that everyone got split up and we’ve already heard Ginny reference the fact that she has quite a few settlements under her control. She is like a coloniser,” showrunner Andrew Chambliss explained to EW. “She is like someone who franchises these settlements and comes in and fixes things and then kind of seizes control. But it means we’re going to see a lot of different places and get a lot of different flavours and we’re going to be able to dive in really deeply with our characters.”
Whether Morgan (Lennie James) will live to tell any more tales in season 6 after being shot in the chest remains to be seen, however.
“It certainly doesn’t look good for Morgan. We’ve seen Morgan survive some pretty scary things in the past, but this might be the biggest test he’s faced yet,” said co-showrunner Ian Goldberg. “He’s completely alone. He’s without his entire group. He’s been shot. He’s got walkers encroaching upon him. So you know, as Andrew has said, he tells everyone else to live, whether he’ll be able to do that, we’ll have to see. And we’ll have to see if even his message reached the rest of the group because there’s nothing that tells us that anyone even heard. So that’s a question for season 6.”
But even if he doesn’t live, Morgan’s impact on the group will still be under threat.
“I think it’s a larger question than just whether or not Morgan’s going to live,” said Chambliss. “It’s whether this whole way of life that he was trying to build of trying to be better and trying to make the world a better place, whether that’s going to be able to live or whether that’s going to die as Ginny tries to have her own way.”
Fear The Walking Dead will return in 2020.