Writers of the final season of Fear the Walking Dead revealed

Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg will be handling writing duties for many of the final episodes of Fear the walking dead, the show the duo reinvented every year since they took over from series co-creator Dave Erickson in Season 4. As part of its presentation during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, AMC announced that the first Walking dead spin-off ends with the upcoming season after eight years and 113 episodes. Coming just months after the November 2022 series finale The living Deadthe eighth and final 12-episode season of Fear will be split into two parts, starting with the first six-episode block on May 14 on AMC and AMC+.

Chambliss and Goldberg co-wrote the final season premiere on May 14 and episodes 802, 804, 805 and 808, according to Writers Guild of America Western Records. Other writers include David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Fear Seasons 6 and 7 co-executive producer Nazrin Choudhury, and season 7 newcomers Calaya Michelle Stallworth and Justin Boyd. The revealed writing credits so far are:

  • Episode 801: Written by Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss
  • Episode 802: Written by Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg
  • Episode 803: To be determined
  • Episode 804: Written by Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg
  • Episode 805: Written by Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss
  • Episode 806: Written by Nazrin Choudhury and Justin Boyd
  • Episode 807: Written by David Johnson and Calaya Michelle Stallworth
  • Episode 808: Written by Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg
  • Episode 809: To be determined
  • Episode 810: To be determined
  • Episode 811: To be determined
  • Episode 812 (Series Finale): To be determined

Showrunning duo Chambliss and Goldberg co-wrote 20 episodes of Fearincluding the Season 4 episodes “What’s Your Story?”, where Morgan Jones (Lennie James) comes across in a crossover with The living Dead, and “No One’s Gone”, which appeared to kill original series leader Madison Clark (Kim Dickens). Their credits include Season 6 episode “The Door”, notable for the death of John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt); the series’ 100th episode, “Amina”, marks the departure of Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey); and the season 7 finale, titled “Gone”, where it was revealed that Madison had survived her apparent death.

David Johnson, who has written movies like DC’s Aquarius and The spell 2is a veteran of The living Dead and Fear the walking dead. Johnson’s most recent credits on Fear are the Season 6 episodes “The Key” and “Handle With Care” (with Ashley Cardiff), as well as the Season 7 episodes “Breathe With Me” (with Choudhury), “Ofelia” (with Alex Delyle) and “Divine Providence (with Delyle).

Choudhury has been a co-executive producer and writer on the series since Season 6, writing the episodes “Welcome to the Club”, “In Dreams” (with Chambliss and Goldberg), “USS Pennsylvania” (with Nick Bernardone), as well as Season 7’s ” Mourning Cloak” (with Stallworth) and “The Raft” (with Bernardone). Outside of TWD Universe, Choudhury’s credits include episodes of The omen spin off series DamianM. Night Shyamalan Quirky PinesTom Clancy’s Jack Ryanand Blood & Treasure.

Stallworth, a staff writer on Netflix’s short-lived zombie drama Dawnand Boyd, an editor-in-chief of Netflix’s post-apocalyptic fantasy series Sweet tootheach joined Fear in its seventh season. In addition to writing “Mourning Cloak” with Choudhury, Stallworth co-wrote “Reclamation”, the exit episode for Althea (Maggie Grace). Boyd’s co-writer credits include “Till Death” (with Cardiff) and “Sonny Boy” (with Jacob Pinion), which features John Dorie Sr. (Keith Carradine) sent.

After season 7 was set against the backdrop of the nuclear zombie apocalypse, Chambliss and Goldberg have described season 8 as another “reinvention”: a recap of the final season revealed that a seven-year time jump had left Morgan’s daughter, Mo (Zoey Merchant) ) will age. , featuring the survivors on the island living under the cynical rule of PADRE.

“We always talk about reinventing the show every season. This is going to be one of the biggest reinventions we’ve done,” Goldberg previously said. OW. “We’re introducing PADRE, and kind of seeing it for what it is, by removing the location. But the circumstances in which we find the characters, we hope, will be very surprising to everyone. It’s a big change.”

Fear the walking dead: The Final Season premieres Sunday, May 14 on AMC and AMC+. Stay informed Comic book/TWD and follow @NewsOfTheDead for more TWD Universe coverage.

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