By now, we are sure that nearly everyone has tuned in for the highly anticipated season five premiere of Fear The Walking Dead. Now, we are on the edge of our seats, waiting to see just how this season will play out. We will be seeing a few changes, especially with the overall tone for season five. Rest assured, however, it will still keep that same level of grittiness that the series has established. Seriously, this is the zombie apocalypse after all!
We recently had a chance to catch up with actress Jenna Elfman whose character Naomi/June joined the cast of Fear The Walking Dead last season and certainly plays a pivotal role going into season five. When speaking to us about the overall theme for the new season, tonal change and what she is excited about, Elfman comments,
We have always looked at Fear The Walking Dead as a very dark series. Of course, the writers have done a fantastic job and trying their best to lighten things up a bit. Speaking about how the showrunners break up some of the tension, Elfman reveals,
Actors and actresses continue to grow and develop alongside their characters. When asked what she learned about herself in the process of playing Naomi/June, Elfman says,
She was a trauma nurse and you are definitely not a trauma nurse if you don’t like helping people. The cross-influence of goodness and being able to portray the journey of that and the influence of that has been really fun and surprising to me. It is a lot deeper and spiritual than I was expecting the experience to be and I feel really committed to the storytelling and I’m enjoying the sensation it’s giving me!”
Elfman has had to play a very multi-layered character with Naomi/June. Now that some of those identity layers have been peeled back, new revelations are coming. She comments,
When speaking about the fans online who have been “shipping” John and June for quite some time and the overall extreme fan base of The Walking Dead universe, Elfman tells us,
We know that season five opens up with a plane crash. Ever since then, we’ve been curious to know just what other obstacles will be in-store for our survivors this coming season. Elfman responds,
When speaking about the fan connection to Fear The Walking Dead now that it has found its’ footing and The Walking Dead universe overall, Elfman comments,
Be sure to tune into an all-new episode of Fear The Walking Dead this Sunday at 9:00 pm! In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Season 5 of the series so far? Let us know in the comment section below!
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