Fans who are eagerly waiting for the next episode of AMC's horror-drama series "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 2 to see a more grown-up Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey).
In an interview with TV Line, showrunner Dave Erickson said Alicia will be more experienced and matured once the second season of "Fear the Walking Dead" returns in August.
"We'll see a woman who really comes of age and hopefully regains her connection with her mother [Madison] and steps into more of an adult role," Erickson said.
Talking with AMC, Debnam-Carey explained why Alicia will have a more adult role in the further story.
"Alicia was kept in the dark during Season 1, but she felt she should be involved as an adult for the betterment of the group. She's a teenager becoming a young woman, and that's really hard for Madison [Kim Dickens], who's trying to keep a sheltered teenager in a world that is so far from being normal. Alicia knows that if she keeps being treated like a child, it's going to get them in trouble."
Erickson also hinted that future episodes of the series will emphasise mostly on Alicia, Nick (Frank Dillane) and Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie), as they go through significant changes in their lives.
Erickson was quoted by the Hollywood Reporter as saying: "They're all going to come of age over the course of this season in very different ways and they'll all relate to the apocalypse in different ways. They'll all change and go on their specific tracks."
The previous episode of Season 2 ended with all the members getting separated, and it seems they won't reunite anytime soon.
Entertainment Weekly quoted Erickson as saying: "Bringing our family back together is going to be something we need to earn over time. But you essentially got three story-lines — potentially four — where we scatter to the winds, and try to find a way to survive."