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Fear The Walking Dead Season 7 Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Contains spoilers for "Fear the Walking Dead," Season 6

The sixth season of "Fear the Walking Dead" is over, bringing out all the feels in that final episode on June 13 with a confession of love, a turn to villainy in one of the characters, the death of a few others, the finding of a baby (born at the beginning of the season), and — naturally — a cliffhanger in which viewers don't know who survived. For the fans, waiting for the new season to come is going to be an excruciating wait that we've come to expect.

Fortunately, it won't be too long before the show returns, answering some questions but probably revealing a bunch more that need to be addressed. Actually, the next year or so is going to be full of "The Walking Dead" news and events, as the main show will be ending its run in 2022 while "Fear the Walking Dead" continues its seventh season into that year. Furthermore, the limited series "The Walking Dead: World Beyond" airs its second and final part, so you're going to need to keep up with what's happening. Here's what we know about Season 7 of "Fear the Walking Dead."

When will Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 release?

The seventh season of "Fear the Walking Dead" was first confirmed in a December 2020 tweet, which was followed in April by news that production was starting. Most recently, AMC posted a tweet on its The Walking Dead on AMC account that featured a trailer highlighting a few of its shows. The tweet showed some subtle text right at the beginning that said, "Fear the Walking Dead, New Season This Fall." So far, that's the most pointed information we have on when Season 7 will air. 

The 11th season of "The Walking Dead" arrives on August 11 and airs 24 episodes in three different eight-episode segments. The second batch is expected in early 2022, with the final group of episodes in spring or summer. That means "Fear the Walking Dead" is likely to slot somewhere in between those batches, probably after the first eight episodes air. Thus, it's likely that fans will see the return of the show in mid- to late- October or maybe November, so that the two series don't conflict with one another. However, it may run concurrently with the other spinoff, "The Walking Dead: World Beyond," which started production in February, according to an Instagram post from the official account, and is still expected by the end of 2021. 

Who's in the cast of Fear the Walking Dead Season 7?

While there hasn't been an official cast announcement for the next chapter of "Fear the Walking Dead," you can safely assume that most of the people who survived the events of this past weekend's sixth season finale will be back for Season 7, although there's still some question about who those survivors are. The current cast includes Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, and Danay Garcia as Luciana. 

Grace (Karen David), Al (Maggie Grace), John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt), Dwight (Austin Amelio), Charlie (Alexa Nisenson), Naomi (Jenna Elfman), Madison (Kim Dickens) and Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) are also expected to return. Also, with a few characters having kicked the bucket at the end of Season 6, viewers can probably expect some new faces to show up going forward. Beyond that, you may have to wait until this fall to know the full body count from the fallout in the finale, which was called "The Beginning."

What will happen in Season 7 of Fear the Walking Dead?

There's much to consider going into the seventh season, narratively. The nukes going off will redefine the landscape and cause the characters to re-adapt, for one thing. The discovery of that baby is clearly going to change the relationship between Grace and Morgan, who seem to have different feelings about it. Daniel's story promises to take a sharp turn as well, because he figured out the truth about Rollie (Cory Hart) and it's obvious his mind is clearing. Additionally, the use of a Civil Republic Military helicopter brings the CRM into Season 7, according to an Entertainment Weekly interview with showrunners Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss.

One of the most interesting plot twists in the sixth season finale was Victor Strand's turn to the dark side: He embraces his survivor status, realizing that all the morally unsavory things he's done has led him to that point, and he has no regrets. "I think we're going to see a very self-possessed, confident Strand, and a very different tone to him as we're coming out of this season," Goldberg told EW. "It's a real reinvention. It's a real beginning coming out of an ending for Victor Strand."

Goldberg noted that the anthology format from Season 6 will continue. Chambliss added that they are creating "a new world," in which everything is heightened, and the character stories will be especially interesting. He said, "I think people will find that some characters, as we saw with Victor Strand in that tower at the end of this episode, he's in a place where he may be able to thrive. Whereas other characters like Morgan, outside the submarine with Grace, and the baby are perhaps going to find themselves in places that are almost impossible to live in."