One major Fear the Walking Dead star is leaving the series just after another big character returns. After the latest episode of Fear the Walking Deadwhich seemed to suggest an open-ended fate for Alicia Clark, it appeared that Alycia Debnam-Carey was leaving the series. Debnam-Carey has since confirmed her exit with a post on Instagram announcing her departure while bidding farewell to the fans.
“Tonight marks the end of an extraordinary and life-changing journey of playing Alicia Clark,” Debnam-Carey said. “It has been the most extraordinary training ground as an actor where I’ve been given the chance to grow and learn. I’ve had the honor of working with so many inspiring and talented people. It provided new opportunities, such as directing and it has bonded me to such incredible fans that have supported me along the way. It has been exciting, challenging, fun, hard and inspiring. “
Debnam-Carey explains how she was just 21 when she first joined the series, but after seven years and 100 episodes, it’s time for her “to move on as an actor and as a person.”
“As is the nature of our jobs I needed to seek out new challenges, new opportunities and carve out a new chapter for myself,” she says. “I have been so lucky to be a part of something so awesome for so long but I hope you can understand and respect my choice to further expand and grow. I would not be here without you all and I am so grateful.”
Alycia Debnam-Carey Could Possibly Return In The Future
Alycia Debnam-Carey says she had spoken at length with the Fear the Walking Dead team about how to best conclude Alicia Clark’s story. She feels that the end result is “beautiful, hopeful and elusive.” Having an open-ended fate also leaves the door open for a potential return in the future, as that is what we’ve just seen happen with Kim Dickens coming back as Madison Clark.
“To the crews and casts from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Mexico to Texas, I am thankful for everything you’ve taught me,” the now former Fear the Walking Dead star notes. “I love you all so much and I am so lucky to have had you all by my side. To the cast going forward, I’m so excited for what you will create next! And to my ride or dies who have been there with me every step of the way (you know who you are) I will be forever grateful to you. “
Debnam-Carey adds, “It’s bittersweet, but it’s time. Thank you for everything. My love to you all.”
As for what’s next, fans can catch Debnam-Carey in the upcoming psychological drama series Saint X on Hulu. She will also co-star with Sigourney Weaver as the titular character in the Prime Video series The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart. The Fear the Walking Dead season 7 finale will air on June 5 on AMC.
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