Fear the Walking Dead will be a bit more like the mothership series when it returns for the second half of its second season.
“What’s exciting about where we’re getting now is that we’re finally getting to the point where the apocalypse is bearing down on these people and it’s really turning into this pressure cooker situation that’s really causing a rapid evolution that will get us to a point where this is a much more savage, much more Walking Dead-esque situation moving forward,” teased showrunner Robert Kirkman when he and the cast stopped the EW lounge at San Diego Comic Con.
The increased savagery of the season might mean we’ll have to say goodbye to one of the characters sometime soon. During the interview, Alycia Debnam-Carey, who plays Alicia on the Walking Dead spin-off and who was recently killed off of The 100, said, “I hope my odds are better on this show.”
Kirkman responded, “We’ll see.”
“We all signed on kind of knowing that this is part of the universe and that you have to go with it and trust the writers,” Debnam-Carey added.
When we last checked in with the AMC zombie drama, the entire group had been separated after Celia’s compound was destroyed. Naturally, Madison (Kim Dickens), who lost multiple people, will “pretty upset” in the back half of the season.
“She’s pretty distraught,” said Dickens. “She’s lost her partner in Travis and her son Nick and she’s very hopeful to still find them. She’s sort of frantically searching for them.” She continued, “We get separated and we go off and have our journeys.”
Watch the entire video interview above to find out more about what’s in store for the show’s many characters when the series returns Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. ET.
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