This show has been largely uneven over the years and has had its struggle finding its own voice apart from TWD. The show hardly resembles the feel it had when it started at all, with only 2 (well actually 3) of the original characters still remaining, and much of the intermediate cast killed off as well. They've brought in a whole new set of characters, as well as porting Morgan from TWD over, and frankly the show is more a spinoff of itself at this point.
This season felt like it might start off really strong, and for the most part I'm cautiously optimistic it will be at least significantly better than last year's hurricane-centric and lame dirty lady villain-based mess. The opening has most of the new team surviving a plane crash and helping out a pair of cute kids. The little one is super cute (he's the little brother of that little Alexandria monster that got mangled), and they open the show with a deer hunting scene reminiscent of season 2 Carl. They've got some good action sequences, and it reminded me of that era when they split the X-Men into two teams, with this being the experienced "A" team with most of the characters I liked. But after the opening fun settles down, we run into the TWD universe's worst enemy: bad writing.
- Salazar is returning. I never loved him but he's definitely a fun add
- Dwight is joining. Also not one of my favorites, but an interesting addition for sure
- Radiation?!? The producers implied zombies that are radiation hardened or mutated or something, should be cool
- Weird symbol. Producers also said the symbol shown was the same one that was on the helicopter that took Rick. Since TWD has already advanced into the future, it seems like Fear may have more tie-in with the upcoming movies.