Despite the actress’s (and director’s) departure, there’s a possibility that she can return to the AMC drama, but nothing is confirmed at this time. Her heroic exit marks the end of an era for a character we first met in the first season. But why is she leaving now? Debnam-Carey reportedly wanted to plan her exit at this time in her career, according to the video featured on AMC+ this week. It’s understandable. Seven years is a long time to work on a show, especially one that films so far away from home. Despite barely being feared in the first half of season 7, Alycia has played a larger role in the past few episodes.
Ultimately, we think Alycia just wanted to expand her horizons as an actress and she already has another role lined up! The Variety report says she will replace YOU alum Victoria Pedretti in Saint X, an upcoming Hulu series. In line with the site’s description, it is a psychological drama told from multiple timelines and perspectives. This story is about a young woman who dies mysteriously while on an idyllic Caribbean vacation, leading her sister to pursue the truth in a dangerous quest for answers. Interestingly, she did not have this role when she left Fear the Walking Dead. The announcement came earlier this month.
Since we have admired Alycia’s work since her debut as Lexa on The 100, we are eager to see what she will do next!