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Zombies are all the rage nowadays, and AMC is the home of two of the biggest zombie apocalypse shows on television. The network premiered Fear the Walking Dead as a prequel spinoff of the hugely popular The Walking Dead, and it has already aired for two seasons. Production is currently underway for Season 3, and we now know that the show has landed a Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress for a major role. Emma Caulfield will play a character in the upcoming season of Fear the Walking Dead.
Emma Caulfield is slated to appear as a guest star in at least one episode of Fear the Walking Dead Season 3. AMC has not yet released details of how long she will stick around or what kind of character she will play, according to TVLine. Fear the Walking Dead executive producer Dave Erickson has already teased the introduction of a female villain who will have a major impact on Nick, Luciana, and Strand south of the border, and it stands to reason that Caulfield may have been cast to play the new baddie.
The actress is best known for her performance as Anya Jenkins on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The character was a vengeance demon who reformed to join Buffy's gang of good guys, and she had to learn how to exist without resorting to revenge at the first opportunity. If Emma Caulfield is on board as a Fear the Walking Dead villainess, we can bet that she won't be nearly as lovable as she was on Buffy.
Emma Caulfield has experience in multiple genre shows playing a variety of characters, so she should be a solid fit for Fear the Walking Dead no matter what the role. She played the evil Blind Witch for a handful of memorable appearances on Once Upon a Time, then dropped by Supergirl to play FBI Agent Cameron Chase. Caulfield also leant her voice to the animated series Fantasy Hospital. She may not have a ton of experience playing zombie-slaying characters, but she's no stranger to supernatural TV.
Unfortunately, we can't say just yet when Emma Caulfield will make her Fear the Walking Dead debut. The series was renewed for Season 3 shortly after Season 2 premiered, but AMC has not announced a premiere date. If it follows the same pattern as Season 2, however, we can expect Fear the Walking Dead to return at some point in April. The second season ended with a major character death, so the show may look very different when it returns. Travis will evidently be more badass than ever in the next batch of episodes.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our midseason TV premiere schedule. If you've been missing the zombie apocalypse, you can at least take relief in the fact that The Walking Dead will be back for the second half of Season 7 on Sunday, February 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.