Danay Garcia has revealed that Fear the Walking Dead is ending because it "is time to end."
The Walking Dead is the universe that will just not die, and though the mainline series is set to end, there is a myriad of spinoffs that have been created. One of the spinoffs happened earlier on and is called Fear the Walking Dead. One of the stars of the series, Danay Garcia, revealed why the show is ending, “Nothing really happened to Fear…It’s just that we’ve been on the air for quite some time, and it’s the time [to end].”
We could not agree more. Sometimes shows overstay their welcome, and though The Walking Dead turned into a cultural phenomenon, we would imagine that people are starting to get a bit tired of seeing the same story told over and over again. Fear the Walking Dead did last a staggering eight seasons, which is a good number by any measure. Most shows can’t make it past a few seasons, but this spinoff certainly outlasted expectations.
Danay Garcia had revealed that this season would be the final outing for Fear the Walking Dead, and naturally, everyone asked why it was ending and what happened. Garcia simply stated it was time for the series to end, which we have to admit is being quite self-aware. The spinoff series began as a west coast companion series in 2015, but like The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is finally shutting its doors.
Fear the Walking Dead stars Danay Garcia, Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Colman Domingo, Rubén Blades, Cliff Curtis, and Mercedes Mason. Joining in the later seasons was Lennie James, Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, Mo Collins, Karen David, Christine Evangelista, and Austin Amelio. The series takes place in Los Angeles and follows two families also dealing with post-apocalyptic events of the arrival of flesh-eating zombies.
Although Fear the Walking Dead is ending this year, we would imagine that there could be more on the way from the creators of the series. The Walking Dead is getting its own spinoff shows, which include The Walking Dead: Dead City, which brings back Negan and Maggie, as they try and survive New York. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon follows everyone’s favorite character, and The Walking Dead: Rick & Michonne sees the return of Andrew Lincoln.
Though Fear the Walking Dead certainly existed on its own, we would bet on that series eventually getting its own spinoff at some point. The Walking Dead universe is certainly alive and well, and we would bank on seeing more of the west coast stories covered further. Though there are no plans to continue it yet, we would say give it some time until something is announced.
For now, Fear the Walking Dead is set to return in its eighth and final season this year, which will be split into two parts. The first part of six episodes will air on May 14 on AMC and AMC+, and the second part is stated to begin sometime later this year as well. With Daryl, Negan, and Rick spinoffs starting up soon, the fans of this universe are likely to not have to wait long to see more zombie shenanigans.