Fans finally know who the new crossover character in The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead universe is going to be. We’ve been waiting ever since the information was “spilled” during Comic-Con. Tonight on Talking Dead, we learned that Morgan will be the crossover characters. And fans are really excited about the announcement. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Morgan Is the Crossover Character
Morgan has been announced as the new crossover character who will appear on Fear the Walking Dead. Fans are excited about the news. What do you think? Fans are shocked — no one guessed this.
2. The Character is Crossing Over to ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
The character will be crossing over from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead. Fans have been wondering for a while which show was going to contribute the crossover character. The detail was accidentally leaked early over the weekend. The plans were revealed by The Walking Dead’s Twitter account in a tweet that was later taken down. The tweet read: “TOMORROW you will discover on @AMCTalkingDead who from #TheWalkingDead will join #FearTWD Season 4! Who do you think it is??”
3. The Character Will Appear on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 4
You won’t have to wait too long to see the character. He’ll be appearing on Season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead. The show’s next season will take place in Texas, and there have been quite a few pretty believable rumors circulating that the show is already filming in Austin, Texas. We do know they’re filming in Texas. The show confirmed that it filmed in Bartlett over Thanksgiving, which is about an hour north of Austin.
We don’t know exactly when Season 4 will begin. But Season 3 premiered June 4, 2017 and Season 2 premiered April 10, 2016. A lot of people thought that Season 3 was delayed so the show wouldn’t compete directly with Game of Thrones. But it’s likely we’ll see Season 4 beginning sometime between April and June, 2018.
When news of the crossover was first announced, many fans immediately thought the character would be Abraham. He was in Houston with his family and after his family died, he met up with Eugene and Rosita. So with Fear the Walking Dead‘s next season taking place in Texas, it was easy to imagine that Abraham would be a natural choice for a prequel story. He’s also a big fan favorite, so fans would be glad to see him return to The Walking Dead universe in some form or fashion.
4. Some Fans Had Hoped the Crossover Would Be from ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
But some fans will be disappointed by the announcement. They had hoped that the crossover would be from Fear the Walking Dead to The Walking Dead. An obvious choice for that was Nick, since he’s a very talented survivor and knows a lot of tricks for staying alive. Of course, Madison and Alicia were also brought up as options. Madison is already in that headspace that took Rick a long time to find. Her meeting up with Rick would be fascinating. Meanwhile, the actress who plays Alicia — Alycia Debnam Carey — has a huge fan following from The 100. Bringing her onto The Walking Dead might be a great way to improve ratings on the show, since the show’s taken a dip this season. But it looks like we won’t be seeing any of these outcomes, at least not now. Who knows, maybe the showrunners will consider another crossover if this one does well.
5. Some Fans Think ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is Better than ‘The Walking Dead’ Now
Although Fear the Walking Dead started slow, it’s gained a lot of momentum lately. It doesn’t have the viewers that The Walking Dead has, but a lot of fans are saying now that it’s even better than the original. FearTWD started out with a lot of hatred and lost viewers early on because it skipped past the beginning of the zombie apocalypse so quickly. (And it didn’t offer much of an explanation about the source of the zombie virus.) But this past season has been phenomenal for the show. If you haven’t watched in a while, you should definitely check it out.
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