When Is the 'Fear the Walking Dead' Premiere? How and When to Watch


When the dust settles between the Hilltop and the Saviors, another side of the zombie apocalypse resumes.

The fourth season of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, a prequel/spin-off to the hit series The Walking Dead, begins right after the Season 8 finale on Sunday, April 15 at 9 p.m. Eastern. But for a select few, they’ll be able to see the premiere at least an hour earlier — on the big screen.

Fathom Events, Walking Dead’s Season 8 finale and Fear’s Season 4 premiere will be screened in select movie theaters — over 700 of them — as a double feature event. Dubbed “Survival Sunday,” the special night will begin at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Tickets are available online now.

There’s a lot of buzz for Season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead, and for good reason. For the first time in both shows’ histories, both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will collide in a season-long crossover, as a longtime Walking Dead character becomes a Fear the Walking Dead regular. Morgan Jones, played by Lennie James, will serve as the living bridge as an untold history of Morgan’s journey is finally unveiled. Of course, this might also mean the end of Morgan in The Walking Dead, as James becomes a permanent fixture in Fear.

Morgan (Lennie James) in 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 4.


While Morgan may meet his maker in The Walking Dead this Sunday, fans will be treated to more of Morgan in Fear the Walking Dead as he joins Madison (Kim Dickens), Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), and Victor (Colman Domingo).

A significant difference between Fear the Walking Dead and its sister series is that Fear takes place at the nascent stages of the walker uprising, meaning concepts like the Kingdom and Saviors are still faraway.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 begins Sunday, April 15 at 9 p.m. EDT on AMC and in select theaters.

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