We’re down to only a matter of days before The Walking Dead‘s season-long “All Out War” comes to a head in what’s being described as a massive-in-scope and surprising season 8 finale. As if that alone wasn’t enough, AMC is also premiering the eagerly anticipated fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead immediately following TWD‘s season wrap-up (sorry Chris Hardwick: looks you’re working the late shift on Sunday, April 15th).
Now that would usually be enough to make a TWD/FTWD‘s head explode with excitement; but thanks to creator Robert Kirkman, this night has an even higher level of importance: it’s the first legitimate crossover between the two shows, and that “crossover” is named Morgan (Lennie James). As you can see from the official crossover trailer below, Morgan’s got some “old business” to clean up before he gets to travelling:
Here’s a look at what’s ahead for fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead:
The Walking Dead Episode 8×16 ‘Wrath’: The communities join forces in the last stand against the Saviors as all-out war unfolds.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes), Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa) and Khary Payton (King Ezekiel); with Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, out-going showrunner Scott M. Gimple and franchise creator Robert Kirkman serving as executive producers.
In season 4, we will see the world of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (Lennie James), who is joining the story from the world of The Walking Dead. The characters’ immediate pasts mix with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes, and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; and the heroic, mercenary and craven, all crashing together toward a new reality for Fear the Walking Dead.
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead‘s fourth season stars Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia; as well as new series regulars Lennie James, Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and Maggie Grace. Produced by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple; showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg; Robert Kirkman; David Alpert; Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC; with Fear the Walking Dead debuting its fourth season at 10 p.m. ET on April 15 before resuming a 9 p.m. time slot on Sundays beginning April 22nd.