Kim Dickens will rejoin the cast of Fear the Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead fans were saddened when Kim Dickens’ Madison Clark was seemingly dead in season 4, leading the walkers back into the stadium and sealing herself in so the others could escape. Even if you never see the body, there’s always reason to suspect.
On Sunday’s Talking Dead, Dickens revealed his return to the AMC drama. Similarly to the recent return of another popular Walking Dead character, Lauren Cohan’s Maggie appeared towards the end of season 10 before returning as a full series regular for season 11.
“If there were a Mt. Deadmore, Kim Dickens’ face would be on it. Madison Clark is a foundational character to TWDU — heroic, complex, an everyperson who becomes a warrior and then a force of benevolence,” said Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of the Walking Dead universe. “Kim Dickens’ raw talent, strength, and brilliance will electrify TWDU once more and we couldn’t be luckier to have her back.”
Dickens’ character was “killed” in the season 4 midseason finale “No One’s Gone” and the performer was not pleased. “Well, it was shocking,” Dickens said then. “Obviously it was shocking to me and it was disappointing. It was heartbreaking. I have loved this character, I’ve loved playing this character, I’ve loved this show, and I’m so proud to be a strong female empowered lead of a genre show…. I also thought there were so many more stories to tell and so many more places to go, so I was initially shocked and disappointed, and heartbroken. But you know, it’s in the hands of the writers and the producers and that’s the fate that befalls so many of the characters in this genre.”
Fear co-showrunner Ian Goldberg told : “It really came down to the story that we wanted to tell. It’s an emotional decision. As fans of The Walking Dead universe, we understand how hard it is to lose a member of this family, and there’s a world in which beloved characters come and go. No one is ever safe, but yes, of course, losing Madison is a big one.”
As set up in Sunday’s midseason finale, Madison could be drawn into a battle between her daughter Alicia and erstwhile buddy Victor Strand. If so, the latter should be more concerned than the former. Above is a new Fear the Walking Dead season 7 teaser.