How One Fear The Walking Dead Actor Feels About Losing The Showrunner

Alicia in Season 3

While fans of AMC's The Walking Dead will have to wait until the fall to return to the battle against Negan, there is a silver lining. Fear The Walking Dead began its third season a few weeks ago, bringing back all the zombie killing action that you've been craving since the communities rallied to protect Alexandria in TWD's finale. Season 3 of Fear has already delivered major payoffs like a major character's death, the return of a long lost character, and a starring cast that is finally kicking ass and taking names. The spinoff is losing its showrunner after Season 3, but one actress isn't too upset about the loss.

Actress Alycia Debnam-Carey has played Alicia Clark since Fear The Walking Dead's first episode. She recently spoke to IGN about the explosive third season, where the departure of showrunner Dave Erickson was brought up. It turns out that Debnam-Carey is actually a bit excited about this change, and what it could mean for the future of the series. She said:

We're really curious to see where it's going to go. Dave did such a wonderful job and we all love him and know he's going to do amazing things. It's exciting to see then a fresh new perspective of is there a time jump?, or will we carry on straight away?, or are we going to get completely new characters right out the gate? It does set us up for some really cool potential storylines.

Well, this is certainly the glass half full way of looking at things. While a change in TV leadership can sometimes be a precarious position for still budding shows, a new perspective might also result in more original storylines moving forward. And Alycia Debnam-Carey is down to clown with any big changes that come in Season 4 and beyond.

Fear the Walking Dead certainly seem to be following in the footsteps of the original series. Much like TWD, it appears that three seasons in the zombie apocalypse is how long it takes for survivors to become truly lethal and willing to kill. Additionally, the group in Fear has found a safe place to stay in the Otto Ranch; we saw something similar with the prison in the original show. But with a change in showrunners happening, things may change with Season 4.

In order for something as high concept as a time jump to occur, Fear the Walking Dead will have to reunite its starring cast. While the Clark family is finally together, Strand and Daniel Salazar are at the dam. Plus, who knows where the hell Ofelia is at this point. Perhaps the group will find a way to converge, thus allowing the new team behind the series to make bold choices moving forward.

You can currently catch Fear The Walking Dead Sundays on AMC. Be sure to check our summer premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.