As The Walking Dead's star has begun to fade, its sister show, Fear the Walking Dead has been on the rise critically, though it has still suffered from the pesky ratings slump that has plagued The Walking Dead of late. Interest has been especially piqued with the upcoming crossover in season 4 and now we have an official premiere date for the anticipated season.
Season 4 will see the crossover of Morgan Jones (played by Lennie James). The entire framework of the show is said to change with the new cast member's presence with the current survivor's story now being told from Morgan's perspective. New cast members Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project), Jenna Elfman (Damages, Dharma & Greg), Kevin Zegers (Notorious, Gossip Girl), and Maggie Grace (Californication, Taken) will be joining James and the rest of the crew in season 4, as well.
TVLine reports, Fear the Walking Dead season 4 will debut on Sunday, April 15 at 10/9 Central on AMC. The season premiere will kick off an action-packed night, as the season 3 debut of AMC's Into the Badlands is set to follow Fear the Walking Dead. Season 4 will be the series' first season without its long-time showrunner, Dave Erickson.
The Walking Dead will also see a team shake-up this year, with season 9 being helmed by newly appointed showrunner, Angela Kang, a long-time writer for the series. The Walking Dead's previous showrunner, Scott Gimple, will be stepping up as chief content officer for the entire Dead franchise.
Details have been predictably sparse as to how Morgan will fit into the Fear the Walking Dead universe, many fans were expecting to see Abraham Ford show up in Texas, as his own The Walking Dead backstory began there and his character's recent death seemingly made him the perfect candidate to join the sister series. Recent sneak peek images depict Morgan wielding a staff, while his son Duane is nowhere in sight. This could be a good indication that this takes place after Rick, Michonne, and Carl visit Morgan in season 3's "Clear" and after Morgan had his combat training with the Cheesemaker.
If this follows Morgan on his journey from Father Gabriel's church to his eventual meet-up with Rick and his gang in Alexandria, this could be the perfect set-up for the popular conspiracy theory that suggests Madison's Fear the Walking Dead survivors will eventually become the Whisperers. Morgan could literally lead the franchise's most deadly villains right to Alexandria's door.
Fear the Walking Dead premieres April 15 at 10/9 Central on AMC.