It's an exciting time to be a Walking Dead fan. Because while the original series is in the midst of its whopping eighth season on AMC and hitting low ratings numbers, there is one major event to look forward to: the crossover with Fear the Walking Dead. Fans had been hoping for an event like this since Fear was first announced, with various creatives from the shows denying the possibility. It was recently announced that the shows would be crossing over by utilizing a shared character, and the character will be revealed very soon: this Sunday.
This news comes to us from The Walking Dead's social media accounts, which revealed that the crossover character will be announced during this Sunday's episode of Talking Dead. The reveal came with an exciting video to hype up the fans, check it out.
Do you hear that? It's the sound of Walking Dead fans everywhere cheering for joy. And we only have to wait a few days to find out which character will be the subject of the crossover between shows-- although we already have an idea or two of our own.
Anticipation for the Walking Dead crossover has been at a fever pitch since the announcement came at New York Comic-Con. Since then, fans have been debating which characters could end up being the center of the event. There have been quite a few survivors who left their story alive, therefore leaving the possibility of a return. One of these was The Walking Dead's Morales, who actually ended up returning to the show for an episode this season before Daryl Dixon killed him.
Another very popular theory is that the character will be everyone's favorite red head Abraham. While Abraham met the pointy end of Lucille during Season 7's premiere episode, he could still show up in Fear The Walking Dead due to the spinoff's time setting. It looks like Madison and her group are headed to Houston, which is where Abraham was from before the zombie apocalypse. He spent some time in Texas after the virus began spreading, but eventually lost his entire family after they ran away from him and were happened upon by walkers. If the timing works out, perhaps Madison will be able to interact with Abe before he and Eugene star their journey toward Washington.
The crossover might also work the other way around, with a Fear character showing up in TWD. A mysterious helicopter showed up in the last episode, meaning that a character from California have flown all the way across the country. We'll just have to wait and see.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC, followed by Talking Dead. Be sure to check out our cancellation list to see if your favorite show got the chop.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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