"It's horrible. I think everyone tries everything they can to make it as safe as humanly possible, and I think [Bernecker's death] only reaffirms the need to do that," Fear showrunner Dave Erickson said. "I think the showrunners taking over for season four will, they were always safe, but I think they will amp up safety precautions as much as they can."
Bernecker died last week after falling 20 feet from a balcony onto a concrete floor while filming a scene with The Walking Dead's Austin Amelio, who plays Dwight. The AMC series' cast, crew and showrunners mourned Bernecker's death, and on Wednesday, ET confirmed the show would be canceling all Comic-Con press events except for its panel and autograph session.
"The stuntmen and women are an integral part of the family, especially on our show," Fear the Walking Dead's Sam Underwood explained. "They are in it with us. We would want to support them the same way we would look after anyone else in the family."