The showrunners of Fear the Walking Dead have already spoken about the shift in tone in this season to one of hope and moving forward rather than just surviving.
Victor Strand epitomised that attitude of just surviving and brought into the culture of life being meaningless, however that is set to change.
Over the past few seasons his attitude has shifted to a more hopeful one and this will fit well in the new hopefully season five of the AMC series.
This new hope could be shown as the star directed episode three of season five.
Although plot details have not been released, it is safe to assume Victor will play a big role.
Actor Colman spoke to Screen Rant about the approach he used when directing the episode: “I know that I have a very different, a very unique approach to directing for The Walking Dead.”
He went on to explain what that “unique approach” is: “I think I like to make sure we get our days and get our work done. At the end of the day, it’s less about the fancy special shots. You always have a few of those that you want, but more than anything it’s about telling a story.
“Which is why I like the way we lock off our shots, it’s very spaghetti western.
“It really is character and story based. It’s less about ‘Oh look at my fancy camera moves.’ It’s less about the handprints of the director directly on it. It’s more about making sure that you are facilitating the story.
“So that’s something I bring to it. I think that it’s actually because working on set as director I think, I think I’m about to blow away. The wind’s like coming from nowhere.
So fans can expect episode three to really delve deep into the relationships between the characters and how they plan to move forward.
They are set to face the huge threat from nuclear walkers this seasons, however, which will mean they will still have to fight for survival whilst also searching for a better future.
A part of the Fear team, he will have to shed his selfish traits to help the team rescue other survivors and aim for a better future.
He will be joined on this quest by Morgan Jones (played by Lennie James) who is set to lead the group in its new direction.
Actor Lennie recently spoke about the shift in the tone of series in season five.
He also told Screen Rant: If we’re going to be alive, let’s be alive adding something positive into the world because we don’t know how much longer we’re going to be here.
“Everybody in this group is aware of how immediate death can be, and he wants whatever is in between today and death to at least be them trying to walk in a positive direction, to help folk.”
He also spoke about how they can use their skills to do good.
He added: “They know how to survive. That’s one of the other things that I’m really enjoying about and looking forward to this season. It was true in The Walking Dead and it’s true here: we’ve now been alive and made it. We’re the survivors, very much the survivors.
“We have a certain set of skills, as it were, and I suppose we’re trying to figure out how best and most positive we can share that with others and start to rebuild this strange and interesting world.”