The zombie infested worlds of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will finally cross over. AMC has continued to see The Walking Dead grow in popularity as it enters its eighth season this fall, so much so that one zombie show was not enough for the network. Back at the beginning of 2015, AMC announced that they would move forward with a companion series to their hit series, bringing Fear the Walking Dead to life in August of 2015.
Ever since the prequel series was announced, fans of both series have been waiting to see if they would ever cross paths with one another. However, the idea has repeatedly been shot down with producers saying it would be too difficult to pull off. Well, it appears they've figured it out after all.
Screen Rant was in attendance when comic creator Robert Kirkman took the stage of The Walking Dead's New York Comic-Con panel to make the surprise announcement that The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will crossover. When it will happen has not been detailed, only that it will happen within the next year, but Kirkman did tease how the crossover will take place:
"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."
AMC has also released promo art for the upcoming crossover. Check it out below:
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) October 8, 2017
With fans of both series hoping this day would eventually come, it is a welcome announcement from AMC to say the least. Even though the shows are not dependent upon one another, giving them a chance to crossover in some capacity will be a great reward for the viewers. Since there are still plenty of details that have yet to be released, it may be a while before fans know definitively how and when the crossover will take place, but at least they now know that it is indeed happening.
Depending on how interconnected AMC wants the crossover to be, it will be interesting to see what level cast member is the connective tissue. If Kim Dickens heads to The Walking Dead or Andrew Lincoln appears on Fear the Walking Dead, it will signify a rather important crossover. But, if it simply a supporting character from one of the show's appearing in the other, it will not be as grand, but still important nonetheless. If the experiment proves successful, this could be the first crossover of many.
Fear the Walking Dead season 3 continues October 9th with episode 14 'El Matadero' on AMC. The Walking Dead season 8 premieres October 22nd on AMC.