‘Everything Is Life and Death Now’: Colman Domingo on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 3

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 © 2016 AMC Film Holdings LLC. Credit: Peter Iovino/AMC

When we left Fear the Walking Dead’s fractured de facto family, Madison, Alicia and Travis were reunited and on the road, not knowing Nick was so nearby. A lone Ofelia was in … someone’s … sights. And a badly wounded Strand chose to stay put at the hotel. So now what?

Every scenario is life and death now,” says Colman Domingo, who plays Strand. “Victor Strand — someone who believed every bit in capitalism, in Western civilization — has to go to basics. And he’s got to find out who he is and what it’s worth now.” As do his former comrades.

Fear’s Season 3 eradicates the U.S.-Mexican border, making cash and country irrelevant. “This season is a border story,” Domingo explains. “These Americans are trying to get back to America, but suddenly there are no borders, so they have to examine what that means. It’s also echoing things that people are dealing with in our modern times, especially about what it means to be a refugee. It shines a light on our humanity and the choices that we each make for survival. Are you going to separate yourself? Are you going to protect your clan more than the others? And what is other now that there are no borders, when there’s no currency, in terms of money? Who rises to the top?”

If your money was on the intriguing Madison/Strand alliance that emerged last season, Domingo says Madi-Stranders shouldn’t lose hope. “I think they have to go off on their journeys separately and, in some stage, they might find each other again,” he chuckles. “But when they find each other again, will they be the same? I wonder! They now know each other more than a lot of characters know each other. They were polar opposites and they had to learn to care for one another. They have each other’s backs in a way that others can’t. And they’re not afraid of each other’s power and strength. I’m hopeful. That’s all I’ll say!”

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