Jenna Elfman is joining Fear the Walking Dead season 4, and we have to give the show credit for some inspired casting!
Elfman herself confirmed the news on Wednesday, and while she did not offer up any details about her role this marks an opportunity to see the actress move back in the dramatic realm after many recent forays into comedy — including Imaginary Mary, Growing Up Fisher, and the criminally-underrated 1600 Penn that got funnier and funnier as it went along. She’s best known, of course, for playing one of the title characters in Dharma & Greg for more than 100 episodes.
This is the second major Fear the Walking Dead casting in the past two days; yesterday, it was confirmed that Garret Dillahunt is going to be joining the show in a mysterious role of his own. These two have what is both a great opportunity and a tremendous challenge joining this show, mostly given the fact that the third season was so darn good, better even than some of the recent seasons of The Walking Dead proper. The Broke Jaw Ranch storyline was very compelling, some of the younger characters started to really find their voices, and many of the new additions — especially Troy and Jake Otto — worked very well. Where things start to get a little more cloudy for season 4 is that (season 3 spoiler alert) the Otto family was wiped off the map and there is a showrunner swap coming. Dave Erickson is being replaced with Once Upon a Time alum Ian B. Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss; they wrote some very good episodes of the ABC show at one point and with that, we hope that they are able to carry the torch that is being passed over to them. The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple will also be more involved in an executive producer role.
The one thing that is known about Fear the Walking Dead season 4 is that there is going to be a crossover of some sort between this show and the flagship. Most theories point towards a character from the main show turning up on Fear the Walking Dead, which makes sense given that this show is a little bit behind in the timeline. (CarterMatt’s feeling is that Abraham is the most likely candidate given his trajectory — plus, it’s not like the main show is using Michael Cudlitz anymore.)
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