If the CW can do it, why can’t AMC? With two separate Walking Dead series in the same universe happening, a crossover seems like viewer heaven. While it was originally announced that Fear The Walking Dead would never interact with its predecessor, its lead actress, Kim Davis recently opened up about the possibility:
I think we were just sort of led to believe early on that there was no crossover - it was a little bit different time period, a different story, different location, different characters, But I don't think it's anything that's out of the question. I'm sure the writers would do it in a fantastic way, but I have no idea if they're going to do it. I would be game for it!?
While this isn’t a confirmation, I can’t imagine that it is completely out of the question. If Fear The Walking Dead continues to grow at a rate similar to the original, it might be a brilliant move to have both groups of survivors interacting with each other. Then again there are a few roadblocks in making this a possibility. Let’s break it down.
The main issue is the time and location disparities. The Walking Dead is currently a few years ahead of it’s spin-off. While much of what made Fear so exciting is getting a view into the time period that was absent from the original, it seems that both shows will be moving forward in time so they’ll never be in the same time period. To be specific with timing, The Walking Dead group is still hanging around the outskirts of Atlanta, and the Greenes are safe at Hershel’s farm at the point we’re exploring in Fear The Walking Dead.
Additionally, the two groups of survivors are rather far away from each other. The Fear The Walking Dead crew are in California, while the WD group of survivors spent most of their time in areas around Atlanta, before landing in their current home in Virginia.
But, there are a few ways they could work around these issues to make a crossover event happen. For one, Fear The Walking Dead has made the mysterious Mr. Strand a series regular for Season 2. We’ve already seen he’s amassed a bit of wealth and resources, and it looks like the Fear group will be hopping aboard his yacht to find safety. Perhaps he has a private jet as well? This could be the way of transporting the Fear group a bit closer to Atlanta.
And, while it’s unlikely that the Fear The Walking Dead will interact with Rick and his group, there have been a few Walking Dead characters who parted ways with Rick and whose fate are unknown. For one, the Morales family from season one departed from the group to find relatives in Atlanta- it would be delightful to see them again after so long, and, since we last saw them in the first season their timeline matches the Fear group. Additionally, the nursing home survivors, and the folks at Grady Memorial Hospital are both plausbily alive and well in Atlanta. They all may make more sense for the Fear group to interact with.
Regardless of whether or not a crossover event will ever happen, Kim Davis' interview with Digital Spy is getting my wheels turning. Hopefully the same can be said for the showrunners at AMC.