“If there was a Mt. Deadmore, Kim Dickens’ face would be on it. Madison Clark is a fundamental character for TWDU – heroic, complex, a person who becomes a warrior and then a force of benevolence, ”said Scott M. Gimple, Director of Content at AMC. The walking dead Universe. “Kim Dickens’ raw talent, strength and brilliance will electrify TWDU once again and we couldn’t be luckier to find her. “
Dickens’ unexpected exit while the main character was in FearThe fourth season episode of “No One’s Gone,” halfway through a revamped season, installing Morgan Jones (Lennie James) as the series frontman in a crossover with The walking dead.
Madison appeared to die in a blazing fire saving children Nick (Frank Dillane) and Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey), with her final sacrificial fight taking place inside the walls of a stadium overrun by walkers.
Madison’s fate was confirmed at the time by showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, the duo that succeeded original showrunner and series co-creator Dave Erickson in season 4. Erickson envisioned Madison’s evolution. villain through season 7, but it was a “story decision” by Chambliss and Goldberg that killed Madison Clark midway through season four of Fear the living dead.
Dickens did not ask to be written of Fear and was “devastated” to learn that Season 4 depended on a decision already made: Madison’s death. Like Madison’s message of “no one’s gone” to her children, Dickens later hinted that her character might return because the apparent death happened offscreen.
After Alicia in season 6 reunited with the stadium fire survivors (season 4 recurring Sebastien Sozzi, Rhoda Griffis and Kenneth Wayne Bradley) thought to be killed in “No One’s Gone,” Chambliss and Goldberg teased Madison, “We have never seen his body. And Madison herself said, ‘No one left until they were gone.’ ”