When Lennie James’ character Morgan moved from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead, it essentially rebooted the show. Most of what was left of the Clarke family was dispatched of, and a slew of new characters to support Morgan were introduced. Whether or not you enjoy this new version of Fear the Walking Dead, it’s hard to ignore the fact that it’s a 100% different series.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 6 premiere episode of Fear the Walking Dead, titled “The End is the Beginning.” If you haven’t watched it yet, stop reading now.
Unfortunately for that show, this new series is far less interesting than what came before it. There’s no disputing the fact that Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead was a very rough start. The show hadn’t figured out what it was going to be at that point and was on rocky ground, following a family from Los Angeles as the world crumbled around them. However, in the two seasons that followed, Fear became the better of the (at the time) two The Walking Dead shows. While the mothership series became less and less interesting–and continues to do so–Fear felt like a breath of fresh air.