Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 premieres on AMC in just three days. During the past few weeks, the cast and crew have been talking about what to expect. In a recent interview, Colman Domingo, who plays Victor Strand in FTWD, explained why the show will never get a leader like Rick Grimes.
Every television show is full of different characters. Some have big roles, while others are only seen once in a while. A lot of them also have one person who is considered the lead or as some call it, the “star of show.” As zombie fans know, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is who The Walking Dead is centered around. However, its companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, doesn’t have just one core character. When TV Guide brought this up with actor Colman Domingo, he explained why fans shouldn’t expect to see someone like Rick on FTWD.
“I really hope that people continue to realize that you probably will not ever have a Rick Grimes. You’re going to have a Madison (Kim Dickens) or a Travis (Cliff Curtis) or a Luciana (Danay Garcia).”
It turns out there is a specific reason why the companion series will never have someone like Rick leading the group. It’s because it is a different show. Yes, it is a companion series to TWD and the plot centers around the undead. However, it is not attached to a graphic novel. This allows the characters to develop and evolve on their own. There are no expectations because all of these people are brand new to viewers.
“It’s going to be something different, because we’re not beholden to a comic book at all.”
Instead of having one main character take the lead, all of the individuals are important in their own way. Coming together, they form a group that remains small but tight. This is another difference from The Walking Dead. They don’t bring other people into the mix. Sure, they stay small, but they also don’t really have to worry about the problems associated with introducing a new group member. Remember, not all survivors have the best intentions.
TV Guide mentioned that eventually, the group might have to get bigger. Strength comes in numbers, and on a show like this, characters will be killed. If and when new members are added, someone will have to take the lead.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 will feature the militia group introduced during the season finale. Showrunner Dave Erickson teased that the group expected the world to fall. However, they never predicted the dead rising from their graves.
He also said that Madison and Nick (Frank Dillane) will finally reunite. There will be a lot of action and plenty of gore in Season 3. Strand will do what he does best and find a way to con people in the apocalypse. He understands the “current currency” and finds something that is highly valuable. Fans are predicting that it might be medicine, weapons, or even ammunition.
AMC network released the synopsis for FTWD Season 3, which gives fans a hint of what to expect.
“As Fear the Walking Dead returns for Season 3, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. Madison has reconnected with Travis, her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison’s son mere miles from his mother, Nick’s first action as a leader saw Luciana (Danay Garcia) ambushed by an American militia group — the couple escaped death, but Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia’s (Mercedes Mason) captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.”
What do you think will happen in Fear The Walking Dead Season 3? Do they need a character like Rick Grimes in FTWD? Or do their circumstances call for someone different to take charge?
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