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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 7
Broadcast
Original channel AMC
Original run June 2, 2019 (2019-06-02) – present (present)
List of Fear the Walking Dead episodes

The fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead, an American horror-drama television series on AMC, premiered on June 2, 2019.[1] It is a companion series to The Walking Dead, and the season contains the second crossover between the two series with the introduction of Dwight (Austin Amelio), the first being Morgan Jones in the fourth season.

The season follows the group of survivors led by Morgan Jones (Lennie James) and Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey) as they search for other survivors, looking to provide help for others in an effort to make up for the wrongdoings from their pasts.

Cast

Main cast

Main article: List of Fear the Walking Dead characters

Supporting cast

  • Mo Collins as Sarah: The adoptive sister of Wendell and a former Marine.[10]
  • Daryl Mitchell as Wendell: A wheelchair-bound man and the adoptive brother of Sarah.[10]
  • Matt Frewer as Logan: The former partner of Clayton (aka "Polar Bear") who tricks Morgan's group and seizes the denim factory for himself.[11]
  • Bailey Gavulic as Annie: A teenage survivor and sister to Dylan and Max.
  • Ethan Suess as Max: A teenage survivor and brother to Annie and Dylan.
  • Cooper Dodson as Dylan: Annie and Max's younger brother.

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [12]U.S. viewers
(millions)
541"Here to Help"Michael E. SatrazemisIan Goldberg & Andrew ChamblissJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)1.97[13]
552"The Hurt That Will Happen"Jessica LowreyAlex DelyleJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)1.69[14]
563"Humbug's Gulch"Colman DomingoAshley CardiffJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)1.76[15]
574"Skidmark"Tara Nicole WeyrSamir MehtaJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)1.66[16]
585"The End of Everything"Michael E. SatrazemisAndrew Chambliss & Ian GoldbergJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)1.71[17]
596"The Little Prince"Sharat RajuMallory WestfallJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)1.49[18]
607"Still Standing"Marta CunninghamRichard NaingJuly 14, 2019 (2019-07-14)1.39[19]
618"Is Anybody Out There?"[20]July 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)

Production

In July 2018, AMC renewed the series for a fifth season. Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg have been the showrunners since the fourth season.[21]

Casting

In December 2018, it was reported that Rubén Blades would return in the fifth season as Daniel Salazar.[22] It was also reported that Daniel Sharman would return as Troy Otto,[23] however, in April 2019, showrunner Ian Goldberg confirmed he would not return, stating "Yes, that's just a rumor. We thought he was awesome on the show, but he's not returning."[24] In January 2019, it was reported that Austin Amelio would join the cast as Dwight, who last appeared in the eighth season of The Walking Dead.[9] Alexa Nisenson was promoted to the main cast after recurring in the fourth season as Charlie.[6] In March 2019, it was reported that Karen David had been added to the main cast as Grace.[8]

Filming

Filming for the fifth season began in December 2018 in New Braunfels, Texas.[25] Sarah Wayne Callies, who played Lori Grimes on its companion series The Walking Dead, directed an episode of the season.[26]

Reception

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth season has a rating of 67% based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 6.14/10. The site's critical consensus is, "Though it's pace has grown stiff, Fear the Walking Dead finds ghoulish innovations within its zombie formula while broadening the Walker universe."[27]

Fear the Walking Dead (season 5): Critical reception by episode
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Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Here to Help" June 2, 2019 0.6 1.97[13] 0.4 1.24 1.0 3.21[28]
2 "The Hurt That Will Happen" June 9, 2019 0.5 1.69[14] 0.4 1.13 0.9 2.82[29]
3 "Humbug's Gulch" June 16, 2019 0.5 1.76[15] 0.4 1.11 0.9 2.87[30]
4 "Skidmark" June 23, 2019 0.5 1.66[16] 0.4 1.23 0.9 2.89[31]
5 "The End of Everything" June 30, 2019 0.5 1.71[17] 0.3 1.07 0.8 2.78[32]
6 "The Little Prince" July 7, 2019 0.4 1.49[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Still Standing" July 14, 2019 0.3 1.39[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD

References

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