As The Walking Dead is seemingly hitting the home stretch in the All Out War between Rick and Negan's groups, Fear the Walking Dead is shaping up to be a season unlike those we've seen before. And we're not just talking about Lennie James' Morgan hopping over for crossover purposes, and nor are we talking about the trio of new lead characters being introduced. For Fear the Walking Dead's press conference during WonderCon 2018, which CinemaBlend attended, the cast and crew came together to talk about Season 4, and it turns out we can expect some big differences involving both the new villains and how the walkers will be used. Let's see what everybody had to say.

A Different Kind Of Villain

In Season 3, Fear the Walking Dead truly excelled at setting up the core dynamic between the familiar characters and the new additions, since the lines between protagonists and antagonists were at their most tenuous and malleable, with Troy Otto straddling those lines accordingly. But it appears that Season 4 will again flip the script when it comes to the overarching's big bads, which sound like they'll be slightly more straightforward with their villainy than the Ranchers were. Here's how showrunners Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss put it during the press conference:

Ian: One of the great thing about Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead is that it lends itself to reinvention. And one of the things that we got excited about when we started thinking about obstacles that our characters would encounter this season, and adversaries, is we really wanted to create something that hadn't been seen before, and create a different force of opposition. We can't tell you exactly what form that takes, but we hope you'll find that it is very different from the adversaries they've been up against.

Andrew: And one of our goals was to create an adversary [where] going up against them isn't as easy as just arming up with weapons and having a fight, but really trying to make a challenge that would force the characters to dig a little deeper and to really test themselves, and test what they believe in and what they're fighting for.

The best horror villains are usually the ones that can't really be defeated simply by shooting them or blowing them up. That usually implies something supernatural is happening, but it obviously wouldn't be the case with Fear the Walking Dead's most sentient threats. So what can we expect?

Having seen the first couple of Season 4 episodes, I may or may not be familiar with what Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss are talking about, not that I'll squeal. Let's just say that some fans might be reminded of another villainous group within this universe, but such comparisons are pretty quickly squashed. So get ready a brand new world full of unfamiliar dangers.

Head to the next page to see what else will be different in Season 4.

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