‘The Walking Dead’ & ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ To Have Character Crossover
Yesterday at New York Comic-Con, Robert Kirkman, comic book creator and head honcho of all things ‘Walking Dead’ related, made the announcement we’ve all suspected would come at some point. ‘The Walking Dead‘ & ‘Fear The Walking Dead‘ will have it’s first crossover next year.
“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,” said Kirkman. “This is a huge event in the world of ‘The Walking Dead’.” Obviously, he didn’t elaborate on which character it would be. Given ‘Fear’ is set sometime before the current events of the main show, IF it’s someone going from TWD to FTWD it’s possible that character could be someone who has joined TWD in later seasons and was previously elsewhere… Or it could be someone who has since passed on. Or both.
Whilst the character crossover is welcome, it’s unlikely we’ll see a full-blown crossover anytime soon, given the time and location difference on the shows. Plus, as a UK resident, full crossovers would be a pain as the shows run on different channels over here.
In addition to the crossover news, they also dropped a little clip from ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 premiere, titled ‘Mercy’, featuring Carl sneaking up on someone in a gas station…
Additionally, have an official synopsis of what’s to come for Rick and the gang:
Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.