Fear the Walking Dead season 8 final episodes: next episode, cast, trailer and everything about the final season

Kim Dickens as Madison Clark in Fear the Walking Dead season 8
(Image credit: Seth F. Johnson/AMC)

The first spinoff of AMC’s wildly popular zombie series The Walking Dead is heading off into that big zombie apocalypse in the sky. Fear the Walking Dead will end with its eighth season. 

AMC made the announcement at the 2023 winter Television Critics Association amidst updates about the future of the franchise, including the highly anticipated The Walking Dead: Dead City with Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon with Norman Reedus and the Rick and Michonne Grimes spinoff starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira.

Fear the Walking Dead has covered a lot of ground over the past seven seasons, kicking off in the early days of the zombie apocalypse in Los Angeles before moving to the US-Mexico border and eventually to Texas in season 4. Since then, the show has remained in the Southwest but after nuclear bombs detonated at the end of season 6, it’s time for a new location. 

Here’s everything we know about Fear the Walking Dead season 8.  

Key art for Fear the Walking Dead season 8

(Image credit: AMC)

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 final episodes release date

Fear the Walking Dead two-part season finale airs Sunday, November 19, at 9 pm ET/PT. Check out the episode titles and descriptions below:

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 episode 11: "Fighting Like You"
"The horde led by Troy surrounds the walls of Padre. Madison and her people must fight for their survival to save what remains."

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 episode 12: "The Road Ahead"
"As the series comes to an end, the fate of PADRE's survivors seems to rest in the hands of an unexpected hero."

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 episode guide

The first three episode titles and descriptions have been released. Take a look:

Fear TWD season 8 episode 1: "Remember What They Took From You"
Airdate: May 14, 2023 on AMC and AMC Plus
"After going undercover at PADRE, Morgan and Madison find themselves back at odds trying to do what’s best for Mo while struggling to accept their new lives under the watchful eye of PADRE."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 2: "Blue Jay"
Airdate: May 21, 2023 on AMC and AMC Plus
"After fleeing PADRE, June’s safety and solitude are threatened by an unwelcome reunion with Dwight and Sherry and a desperate father’s search for his missing daughter."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 3: "Odessa"
Airdate: May 28, 2023 on AMC and AMC Plus
"Mo’s hunt to prove PADRE’s true intentions has her in over her head as she’s drawn into the larger web of secrets and subterfuge of the adults who care for her."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 4: "King County"
"Morgan's return to King County gets complicated when PADRE comes to collect."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 5: "More Time Than You Know"
"The heroes fight the clock and PADRE's forces."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 6: "All I See Is Red"
"Morgan fights his past as he and Madison race to stop PADRE's expansion." 

Fear TWD season 8 episode 7: "Anton"
"Strand fights to maintain the peace of his new life after the sudden arrival of an old friend threatens it with ghosts of the past."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 8: "Iron Tiger"
"The search for fuel to replenish Padre's dwindling supply leads the survivors to a reunion that gives Madison an unexpected opportunity for revenge and reconciliation."

Fear TWD season 8 episode 9: "Sanctuary"
"Fractured after escaping the downfall of the Tower, the survivors find themselves facing the challenges of life under PADRE, where they will be forced to choose between who they've become and who they want to be."

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 cast

Fear the Walking Dead original cast member Kim Dickens (Deadwood) returned to the series at the end of season 7 after her character appeared to die in season 4. Dickens will be back for the final season along with Lennie James (Save Me), an original cast member on The Walking Dead who crossed over to the spinoff series in season 4. 

Also continuing the journey in the final season are Colman Domingo (Euphoria), Danay Garcia (Avenge the Crows), Austin Amelio (Holler), Karen David (When Christmas Was Young), Christine Evangelista (The Arrangement), Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) and Ruben Bladés (Hands of Stone). 

Season 3 cast member Daniel Sharman returns as Troy Otto. 

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 plot

AMC provided a description of what’s coming in the final episodes of Fear the Walking Dead season 8:

“Now that Shrike (Maya Eshet) and her influence are gone, Madison (Kim Dickens) sets sights on transforming PADRE into the safe haven the old Stadium was meant to be. But in doing so the island becomes a target as well as a beacon as word of Madison and this land of resources spreads, attracting unwanted attention that puts PADRE back in peril and questions whether our heroes even deserve to save it.” 

Fear the Walking Dead season 8 trailer

Here's a look at a scene from Fear the Walking Dead and the trailer that features a look at what's coming up in the second half of Fear the Walking Dead 8B:

AMC released a retrospective at SDCC that looks back at the series:

The official trailer was released at WonderCon for the first half of the season and it offers the best look yet at what's coming in season 8A:

Here's the second teaser for Fear the Walking Dead season 8A:

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A teaser for Fear the Walking Dead season 8 was released during the TCA 2023 winter session. Take a look:

How to watch Fear the Walking Dead season 8

AMC is the home for Fear the Walking Dead and is usually included with a standard cable subscription. If you don’t have cable, you can watch AMC through live TV streaming services like YouTube TV, Fubo TV and Sling TV.

AMC Plus is a standalone service that can be accessed as an add-on channel on Prime Video, Apple TV Plus or Roku. You can also watch on your computer or mobile device. The biggest benefit of an AMC Plus subscription is that you’ll have the ability to watch new episodes up to a week early.

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer

 

Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  


When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.