Welcome once again to Bleeding Cool's Fear the Walking Dead Rewind, as we take a look back at our thoughts on 'People Like Us' ahead of tonight's new episode.
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead returned for the second-half of their fourth season last Sunday, riding high off of mostly positive reactions to some major series changes. By killing two main characters, introducing several new survivors, and transitioning Lennie James's Morgan from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg crafted a balancing act of introducing new viewers to the FTWD "universe" without sacrificing the loyal fanbase or the show's core themes in the process (though they may not have always liked every decision they made).
But did that carry through to the mid-season premiere? Not so much…
Find out why 'People Like Us' felt like a major step backwards for the series and what it needs to do to get itself back on track in out review below:
Fear the Walking Dead s04e09 'People Like Us': Morgan tries to help Alicia and this fractured group of survivors as a storm brews.
Here's a look at what viewers can expect from this week's episode of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, 'Close Your Eyes,' as well as a look at what the cast and crew have in store for us for the remainder of the fourth season:
Fear the Walking Dead s04e10 'Close Your Eyes': Alicia's forced to reckon with an agonizing past while seeking refuge from a storm.
The first half of season four began with one figure huddled around a campfire, and ended with nine. Characters who started their journeys in isolation collided with each other in unexpected ways and found themselves in one of the last places they ever expected to be…together. In the back half of the season they will explore who they are now – as individuals and as part of the greater group – and how they will forge ahead. They will find themselves pitted against new adversaries – human, walker, and even nature itself. Theirs will be a journey wrought with danger, love, heartbreak, loss, and ultimately, hope.
Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero, and produced by AMC Studios. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Mo Collins, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Aaron Stanford, Tonya Pinkins, and Stephen Henderson.