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With its across-the-border Season 3, Fear the Walking Dead delivered what many fans considered to be the most exciting and original batch of episodes yet. Season 4 will see some big changes, too, not only behind the scenes with the showrunner changes, but also in front of the camera. Fear the Walking Dead has officially added the always excellent Deadwood and Justified vet Garret Dillahunt for Season 4, which will also welcome another new cast member in the traditionally comedic actress Jenna Elfman, of Dharma & Greg fame.
I was a huge fan of Fear the Walking Dead's third season, which tackled some pretty heavy topics that had nothing to do with zombies, and now that Garret Dillahunt has signed on, I'm even more interested in Season 4's arrival next year. Unfortunately, THR's report didn't get much more informative than saying Dillahunt will be a series regular, which means we'll likely see as much of him as everyone else when the storyline makes its shift to Texas, a location that likely plays a role in the anticipated Walking Dead crossover event. No character details were given, so we'll be waiting a while to hear what the actor will be up to. t's worth noting that Dillahunt was into a campaign to get him cast as Negan before Jeffrey Dean Morgan landed the role, so he might get to be the same kind of ruthless villain here.
In any case, he seems pumped for it, as evidenced by this social media reply to executive producer Gale Anne Hurd.
While Garret Dillahunt is definitely good in his movie roles, he's been far more familiar to TV audiences, and he's seemingly been in more shows than ever in recent years. After his years-long gig on Raising Hope came to an end in 2014, the actor has seen starring turns in Justified, Hand of God, The Guest Book, The Mindy Project and Fox's Marvel mutant drama The Gifted. Not to mention appearances on Blindspot and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Getting Dillahunt in the mix will only make Fear the Walking Dead more engaging, and we're pumped to see if he'll get to share the screen with former Deadwood co-star Kim Dickens. Plus, if they want to make HIM the Walking Dead crossover character, we're down.
For years, Jenna Elfman won over primetime audiences opposite future Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson on Dharma & Greg. But 15 years after the sitcom's ending, Elfman still hasn't found another starring TV role that has lasted for longer than a single season, though she's tried in shows such as Growing Up Fisher, Accidentally on Purpose, 1600 Penn and, most recently, Imaginary Mary. Perhaps a genre switch to horror drama will be just the ticket for the actress. According to TheWrap, no character details were released, but Elfman will also be a series regular, so maybe she and Dillahunt will be connected in some way.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 will likely make its premiere on AMC in the summer of 2018, depending on how the network decides to split the season. In the meantime, you can get busy waiting for other big shows left to premiere in 2017 with our fall TV premiere schedule. And to see what other shows beyond Imaginary Mary got cancelled this year, head to our big cancellation rundown.