The Fear The Walking Dead season 4 premiere continues the truly awesome style from season 3. In fact, this show is now infinitely better than the series it’s a spin-off from!

Fear The Walking Dead really found it’s own voice with season 3 and now the season 4 premiere proves that it wasn’t a fluke. Admittedly, season 2 wasn’t without issues – we did recaps of that season and enjoyed pointing out the flaws. But last season was when Fear The Walking Dead became (objectively speaking) better than The Walking Dead.

Sure, you could say that it doesn’t take much since The Walking Dead has had some serious issues lately. Mostly, it has had several down-right boring episodes.

However, that’s far from the only reason Fear The Walking Dead is now the better show. Quite frankly, I feel that the spin-off is now as good as the original was at its best. And that’s a huge compliment to both shows.

You can watch the trailer for Fear the Walking Dead season 4 right here or continue reading our review below.

Several new characters to love

The season 4 premiere of Fear The Walking Dead features several new characters. One is a very familiar face, since it’s Morgan from The Walking Dead. This also means that episode 1 of season 4 is a crossover episode. We’ve received screeners of the first two episodes of Fear The Walking Dead season 4, and so we’ve seen these before watching the season finale of The Walking Dead.

However, even if you’ve given up on the original show all-together (and who would blame you, at this point), then you can easily watch the season 4 premiere of Fear The Walking Dead.

For once, I even really like all the new characters introduced during the first two episodes of season 4. Of course, I’m also already trying to guess how they fit into the storyline. Several time jumps are part of the first two episodes, but I won’t give anything away.

And yes, I am also trying to guess if the supposedly “good people” are really good. And vice versa. You never really know with these shows, which keeps us viewers on high alert at all time.

Fear the Walking Dead season 4 premiere

The Clark Family

Don’t worry, The Clark Family is still at the heart of the Fear The Walking Dead storyline in season 4. However, they have been through a lot and we probably won’t know half of it till the season is over.

What I will say is this; We get to see both mom, Madison (Kim Dickens), and siblings Nick (Frank Dillane) and Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey). Of course, no matter how things might appear, there is so much more to it than you might think.

Back in season 2, all members of The Clark Family was somewhat annoying, but that all changed in season 3. Well, not completely, since we do need some drama for the storylines.

Also, beginning in season 2, Alicia Clark turned out to be the strongest character in the family, which I loved. In the season 4 premiere, however, they all seem to be thinking rationally. Even if they are all recovering in various ways.


Fear the Walking Dead season 4 premiere - Morgan & Al

Fear The Walking Dead season 4 premiere

Episode 1 of season 4 is primarily focused on introducing new characters. There’s the crossover from The Walking Dead and the connecting storyline to key characters of Fear The Walking Dead.

Other than Morgan (Lennie James) from The Walking Dead, we also meet two completely new characters portrayed by Maggie Grace (Lost, the Taken franchise) and Garret Dillahunt (The Last House on the Left). Both are very intriguing and I really look forward to getting to know them. The same goes for a new character played by Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), who will be introduced in episode 2 of season 4.

Also, don’t worry, one of our personal favorites, Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) is also still a big part of the storyline in season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead. If the premiere – and second episode of the season – is any indication, then season 4 will be one Hell of a ride.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 premieres Sunday, April 15, 2018 (following the season 8 finale of The Walking Dead).

Fear the Walking Dead season 4 premiere - Madison & Naomi


In Season 4, we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), who is joining the story from the world of “The Walking Dead.” The characters’ immediate pasts mix with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes, and threats. They fight for each other, against each other, and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; and the heroic, mercenary, and craven, all crashing together toward a new reality for “Fear the Walking Dead.”

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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