It was back in October at New York Comic Con that The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman announced the franchise first crossover. The last minute tease confirmed that the character would be revealed during last nights episode of Talking Dead following the main series latest episode.
It has now been revealed that Lennie James character Morgan Jones will be the one jump shows. Announcing the move James commented on the opportunity to explore his character in a new setting.
“From the very first moment that the whole suggestion of Morgan, my character, going over to Fear The Walking Dead — the hardest part of it from beginning until now has been leaving The Walking Dead.
Leaving that cast, leaving that crew. And I’ve said my goodbyes to the cast and stuff, and I’ve said my goodbyes to the crew, but I would just like to say about the crew — because as actors, we take all the bows — but actually that show stands or falls pretty much on the back of that crew. They’re an amazing bunch of people and I’m going to miss them very, very, very much.”
The actor also revealed that he starts shooting on Fear next week having only just finished shooting on the main series around one week ago. At this stage we presume his character will remain on screen for some time before making the jump.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia.