The Walking Dead shambled to the finish line last year as the series came to an end after 11 seasons. While the franchise will continue through a number of spin-offs, the original Walking Dead spin-off will be reaching its own conclusion this year. Fear the Walking Dead will premiere its eighth and final season on May 14 on AMC and AMC+, and as per AMC's press release the two part, 12 episode series will see another part of The Walking Dead Universe come to an end. Fear The Walking Dead has run alongside the flagship show since its debut in 2015, and although it mostly remained adjacent to the story of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors there have been occasional cross over characters including Lennie James' Morgan Jones. Like The Walking Dead, the series has recently struggled to retain viewership, and from the impressive first season average of 7.61 million viewers, by 2018's fourth season that had dropped to 2.27 million. The seventh season only drew an average of 0.82 million, making it unsurprising that the new season will be the last. According to the official synopsis released for the new season, 'Morgan, Madison and the others they brought to the island are living under PADRE's cynical rule. With our characters demoralized and dejected, the task of reigniting belief in a better world rests with the person Morgan and Madison set out to rescue in the first place -- Morgan's daughter, Mo.' The cast of the series includes James, Dickens, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Christine Evangelista, Karen David, Jenna Elfman and Ruben Blades. It is executive produced by Scott M Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Michael Satrazemis and David Alpert. He said: Along with that we begin production on the next chapter in Rick and Michonne's unforgettable love story, which we look forward to sharing next year. This next phase of our beloved 'Walking Dead' franchise promises to engage and enthrall faithful viewers. Fans new and old will love seeing zombies walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, beneath the Eiffel Tower, inside the Louvre, and at dozens more exotic and iconic locations from around the country and world.'