Fear the Walking Dead season 6: When is it back? Who is in the cast? Everything you need to know

New cast members and familiar faces are back when the AMC series returns later this year.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 28 January 2020 - 9.41pm
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Romance, treachery, heartbreak and lots and lots of zombies... Fear the Walking Dead has given us dollops of drama and a pile-up of jaw-dropping twists since it premiered on AMC in 2015.

It returns in 2020 for season six and with a massive cliffhanger ending involving one of the show’s most beloved characters, we’ll be anxiously biting our fingers until the premiere episode.

Here is everything we know so far about season six, including new cast members and the showrunners’ verdict on the fate of Morgan Jones.

When is Fear the Walking Dead back?

Fear the Walking Dead - Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman AMC

The show doesn’t have a confirmed return date, but filming on season six is underway in Texas and new episodes will air in 2020.

Alongside brand new episodes of The Walking Dead and new spinoff series Walking Dead: World Beyond, 2020 looks like it could be the biggest year yet for fans of the franchise.

Who is in the cast?

Colman Domingo in Fear the Walking Dead AMC

Returning for the sixth season are Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Ruben Blades and Karen David.

Mo Collins, who has played trucker Sarah since season four and Colby Hollman, who joined in season five as Wes, will also be in season six in increased roles as series regulars.

Joining the cast in season six is rising star Zoe Colletti. Details about her role are being kept secret.

You may have previously seen Zoe in Scary Stories, A Boy Called Christmas or City on the Hill.

What do we know about season six?

Colby Hollman in Fear the Walking Dead AMC

Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family of survivors who were ripped apart by a formidable new adversary at the end of season five.

How did season 5 end?

Lennie James in Fear the Walking Dead AMC

If you’ve forgotten the ending, there was one tiny little cliff-hanger that closed the season. Is Morgan going to die?

Lennie James's character has been part of the Walking Dead universe since the very first episode and he’s escaped plenty of tight spots in the past, but at the end of season 5 it looked like the long-time survivor was doomed.

In the finale episode End of the Line, Morgan was shot by Ginny (Colby Minifie) and was left bleeding with walkers closing in on him.

Morgan appeared resigned to his gate, putting a message on the walkie-talkie, telling his gang of friends to "just live".

However, we never saw Morgan die and the show’s writers haven’t confirmed or denied that he has croaked it.

"It certainly doesn't look good for Morgan," co-showrunner Ian Goldberg told Entertainment Weekly.

"We've seen Morgan survive some pretty scary things in the past, but this might be the biggest test he's faced yet.

"He's completely alone. He's without his entire group. He's been shot. He's got walkers encroaching upon him.

"He tells everyone else to live. Whether he'll be able to do that, we'll have to see. And we'll have to see if even his message reached the rest of the group, because there's nothing that tells us anyone even heard. So that's a question for season 6."

Will there be any more crossovers with The Walking Dead?

Lennie James in Fear the Walking Dead AMC

No plans for further crossovers have been announced yet, but with Morgan and Dwight jumping over to the companion series, we’d be surprised if we didn’t see some more familiar faces in the future. Or even some stars from Fear heading over to the original series.

How can I watch AMC?

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia in Fear the Walking Dead AMC

AMC is a drama channel, exclusive to BT TV.

The UK home of shows including Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror and NOS4A2.

BT TV customers can watch on channel 332/381 HD.