The third season of Fear the Walking Dead has reached the end of production.
Series star Kim Dickens, the actress portraying Madison Clark, took to Twitter to update her followers and the Fear the Walking Dead fanbase regarding the season's wrap. "Wrapped," Dickens wrote. "Thank you for an amazing Season 3 of @FearTWD." She went on to tag her co-stars Colman Domingo, Alycia Deban-Carey, and Frank Dillane.
Check out the tweet and photo below.
Interestingly enough, Dickens has not shared a scene with Domingo through the show's third season, so far. This fact has not been enough to keep fans from praising the most recent batch of episodes delivered by the AMC series. Showrunner Dave Erickson has a number of things to credit for the show's gain in quality.
"If I'm being completely candid," Erickson said. "Season one [of Fear the Walking Dead] was season one... It was six episodes. We were trying to edge up toward the moment close to where [The Walking Dead's] Rick [Grimes] was gonna be coming out of his coma. Just in terms of timeline, you know, so there was a lot of story to bite off, and we needed to be somewhat ambitious and accelerate, and that's why we had a time cut between episode three and four. That really dictated the narrative to a certain degree."
Season 2, which had a very strong run late as Danay Garcia was introduced as the strong Luciana ready to fight for her Colonia community in Tijuana, didn't tell as much of a smooth and linear story as Erickson would have preferred. "I think season two, especially the first half, was far more episodic than I would have liked," Erickson said. "And I think we also rushed the story a bit more, and we tried to adjust and slow it down in the back half of that season. And I think that we just kind of hit our stride in season three. And I think the pieces... The drive to end up on the border, which was something I'd wanted to do from the beginning, it just timed out in such a way that that's where we landed, and I think we took the elements that we established at the end of last season and had the stage set, in a way."
The series has seen many changes this season and Erickson has one in particular which he is crediting the quality of Season 3 to. "The [writers] room this season has been spectacular," Erickson said. "With the exception of Alan Page, it's an entirely new group of writers, who all bought into the larger vision, the intention, direction of the show, and I think that's been... that was instrumental. I also think we've gotten to a place where the actors are deeply... Their identification with the characters now is quite strong."
With one two-hour midseason finale standing between Fear the Walking Dead and a brief hiatus, Erickson hopes to see the series continue at such a pace with similar reception from fans, revealing himself to finally have a better grip of the story than ever before. "We're firing on, hopefully are firing and will continue to fire, on all cylinders for the rest of the season, but I saw this season a lot more clearly than I think I did, to be honest, season two," Erickson said. "So I think that's a big part of it, as well."
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