The world of the zombie apocalypse on AMC got a lot bigger in 2015 with the premiere of The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Unfortunately for fans who were hoping to see both groups of survivors interacting, the two shows operate on different timelines that mean most of the characters probably won't meet without a major time skip on Fear the Walking Dead's part. As it turns out, however, there are certain characters with gaps in time who could have appeared on Fear the Walking Dead before playing a large role on The Walking Dead, and we recently learned of one character who will cross over to the spinoff: Morgan. Actor Lennie James live-streamed his first day on set of Fear the Walking Dead, and you can check it out below starting at the 2:55 mark.
The crossover between Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead was announced back in October, which means that Lennie James has had to keep the news of his involvement a secret from a curious fanbase for nearly two months. His comments in the video from the set of Fear the Walking Dead indicate that he's very happy to be able to appear in public again now that the secret is out. James has apparently been stuck in a hotel rather than out exploring Austin, Texas due to the need to keep Morgan's status as the crossover character quiet. Now he is free to roam about as much as is possible for any actor from a famous television show.
The big announcement that he was the actor who would cross over to Fear the Walking Dead came from the Talking Dead episode following the latest episode of The Walking Dead, and it came as a shock to those who were counting on Abraham as the man to turn up in Texas in the Fear the Walking Dead timeline. The way Lennie James spoke about his move to the other show sounded like he wasn't planning on returning to the mothership, so we have to hope that his arc in Season 8 doesn't end with his death. Of course, if Morgan does die in The Walking Dead Season 8, his appearance on Fear the Walking Dead will give us the chance to see him again that we haven't gotten with other dead characters. Still, it would definitely be a bummer.
Fear the Walking Dead will return for Season 4 at some point in 2018, likely in the summer. In the meantime, you can catch new episodes of The Walking Dead on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. For when your favorite shows will return to the airwaves in the new year, take a look at our 2018 midseason TV premiere guide. If you're not yet up on all the shows that have been cancelled over the past year, swing by our breakdown of all the TV series that got the axe in 2017. Don't forget to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in zombie apocalypse news.