'Concern the Strolling Lifeless' will reply precisely how fan-favorite Madison miraculously survived season 4's stadium stuffed with zombies earlier than the present ends this 12 months

  • Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) returned from the useless on the seventh season of “Concern TWD.”
  • Co-showrunner Ian Goldberg informed Insider they “will reply” how Madison miraculously survived.
  • Followers could or could not obtain that within the type of a flashback, he stated. 

“Concern the Strolling Lifeless” will reveal how Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) seemingly got here again from the useless on its upcoming eighth and remaining season.


“Actually that could be a crucial story level that will likely be addressed on this season,” “Concern TWD” co-showrunner Ian Goldberg informed Insider over Zoom Thursday when requested if followers can anticipate to learn the way Madison miraculously escaped a baseball stadium overrun by the useless on the present’s fourth season.

Goldberg added, extra definitively: “We’ll reply how she survived the stadium.”

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Madison Clark’s remaining moments when she was seemingly killed off on “Concern TWD” in season 4.


When requested if followers can hope to obtain that story in a flashback on the present’s remaining season, which premieres Might 14 on AMC and AMC+, Goldberg stated, “They’ll at all times hope. You must at all times hope.”

Dickens beforehand informed Insider she mentioned exhibiting precisely how Madison survived on display with Goldberg and co-showrunner Andrew Chambliss, saying: “I am unable to think about it not being part of the story, as a result of I feel it is simply too juicy. So I do not know the way that may play out or if it should, however I do sort of know the concepts they’ve for that.”

Madison’s “Concern TWD” comeback is not simply an vital storyline, however one which induced a lot upheaval in “TWD” fandom for years.

Dickens’ fan-favorite character, who served because the present’s protagonist for the primary three seasons, was shockingly and controversially killed off — or so followers thought — throughout season 4 after Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss took over as showrunners.

After years of followers rallying to #BringBackMadison, Dickens surprisingly returned to “Concern TWD” on its seventh season finale, one thing Chambliss and Goldberg beforehand informed Insider they’d thought of internally for years earlier than talking with “TWD” universe chief content material officer Scott M. Gimple.

Dubbed Madison 2.0 by Dickens, followers had been launched to a colder, extra ruthless model of Clark than the one they remembered. 

Followers can anticipate to see far more of Madison within the present’s remaining season. With Dickens again as a collection common, we’ll meet Madison as she’s held captive by PADRE. Followers can anticipate to study extra concerning the thriller location that is been teased for seasons.

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“Concern the Strolling Lifeless” premiered in August 2015. This is Kim Dickens in a first-look photograph from the ultimate season.

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Although AMC introduced the present’s eighth season could be its final in January, Goldberg and Chambliss informed Insider they knew lengthy earlier than beginning work on season eight that it will be the present’s final hurrah.

As an alternative of the common 16-episode season format the present has adopted since season three, season eight will include a truncated 12-episode run with the present cut up into two halves.

When requested if the shorter episode depend offered a problem or limitations to the tales they wished to inform in wrapping up the collection, Goldberg stated “sure and no.”

“It is simply two blocks of six versus two blocks of eight,” Goldberg stated of how the episodes are cut up. “We nonetheless approached it in the identical manner by way of how we organized the tales and that was actually it. We knew in sufficient time that we may tailor what we had been doing to 6 episodes versus eight.”

Of what followers can anticipate on the ultimate season, Chambliss stated: “I feel the thesis assertion actually is, ‘The top is at first’ and, for all these characters, it’s actually having them acknowledge the place they began after which, us as an viewers, experiencing the place they find yourself and seeing who they’ve develop into over the course of nonetheless a few years they have been on the present.”

“They could must face their pasts with the intention to transfer ahead,” Goldberg added.

The ultimate season of “Concern TWD” premieres on AMC on Might 14 at 9 p.m. ET. It is going to concurrently be launched on AMC+.