Comicbook recently reported that Actor Austin Amelio, who played Dwight in The Walking Dead, is joining Fear The Walking Dead.
If you’re not up to speed on The Walking Dead series, Dwight was exiled by Darryl Dixon in the Season Eight’s finale so he’s been absent from the show since then and throughout Season Nine of the show. He started as one of Negan’s most trusted men in The Saviors and then he had several run-ins with Rick Grimes’ group. It’s also worth saying he’s one of the most recognizable characters in TWD for the noticeable scars on his face.
Amelio’s Dwight isn’t the first one to transition from TWD to Fear. Lennie James’ Morgan Jones also made a starring appearance on the show after leaving Rick’s group. Aside from these two characters, the show has seen its original roster changed from season to season. These transitions aim to further deepen the link between both shows and tell more stories about characters that fans enjoy.
Both shows have received fairly mixed critical reception. On one hand, although The Walking Dead started strong with its first seasons, audience ratings seem to have fallen after the last few seasons because they’ve lacked the strong storytelling that earlier seasons had. It seems AMC wants to keep the series going even though they’re catching up to its comicbook counterpart pretty quickly.
On the other hand, Fear The Walking Dead has stayed its steady course during four seasons, keeping fans invested in the series since it doesn’t have a comicbook background as The Walking Dead series does. This allows more surprising stories that keep fans engaged.
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The Walking Dead returns with new episodes Sunday, February 10 on AMC and Fear the Walking Dead will return for its fifth season in 2019.
‘The Walking Dead’: Official Photos From Rick Grimes’ Final Episode Released
AMC has released over one dozen photos from Andrew Lincoln's final episode of The Walking Dead as Rick Grimes.
Next Sunday will mark Andrew Lincoln's final outing as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead and AMC has released several new photos featuring the long-time series regular as he leads a heard of walker's away from his friends. Furthermore, the photo set offers fans a hint at what to expect from Danai Gurira's Michonne, Lauren Cohan's Maggie Rhee, Pollyanna McIntosh's Jadis, and Judith during Rick Grimes' final hour on the series.
You can check out the first video below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!
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Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.
As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
The Walking Dead season 9 premieres on October 7, 2018, on AMC.