The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead Will Crossover in the Next Year
AMC horror TV series The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will crossover and the crossover will occur in the next year. Since Fear the Walking Dead began, fans of The Walking Dead have asked the creators of both series if and when the two series would have a crossover event.
The retort to this query has always been that: it is not going to happen, its a logistical nightmare, they occur at different time periods, in different sectors of the world, etc.
Though Fear the Walking Dead has increased in quality and its ratings, it started out on so-so ground. Because of that, tainting The Walking Dead with Fear the Walking Dead initially did not seem like a smart move.
Now that Fear the Walking Dead has found its own legs (though Nick saving a serial killer who killed hundreds of innocent people with a walker herd made absolutely no sense), a crossover now has more pluses than minus for AMC.
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The full details of that crossover event were not revealed. Here is what Kirkman had to say:
“There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name, to another show, that I will not name. This is a huge event in the world of The Walking Dead.”
Some believe that Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) will be that character and that he would be the perfect candidate for the crossover, when one considers his backstory and how that could place him, in the past, in the Fear the Walking Dead TV series for a few episodes:
Abraham Ford revealed on The Walking Dead that he had spent the early days of the apocalypse surviving in a grocery store in Houston, Texas…but his full story is largely untold prior to his meeting Eugene Porter and heading to Washington DC…Assuming the death of Ofelia causes Daniel to ban Madison’s group from the dam [they haven’t so far], the characters may very well head northeast, putting them on a crash course with Abraham Ford’s early apocalyptic days.
This is all speculation at this point but Abraham Ford would be a way for Fear the Walking Dead to bring back a The Walking Dead fan-favorite character without disrupting the narrative that each TV series has established. Abraham would be a way to avoid the logistical problems referenced earlier in this article:
The Walking Dead takes place on the east coast of the United States, beginning in Georgia and slowly traveling north. Fear the Walking Dead takes place on the west coast, beginning in California and slowly traveling south. And due to the different length of their runs, Fear is set early in the zombie apocalypse while the main show is nearly a decade into this new world.
The Walking Dead: Season 8 stars Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, and Christian Serratos.
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3B stars Dayton Callie, Daniel Sharman, Sam Underwood, Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, and Daniel Sharman.
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