The biggest thing to happen in “The Walking Dead” universe last night wasn’t actually the Season 8 episode itself, but rather the subsequent announcement on “Talking Dead” that main series character Morgan Jones, played by actor Lennie James, will be crossing over into “Fear the Walking Dead” in its upcoming fourth season.
“Even though Morgan is going to be featured on Fear, he has a lot of story left on The Walking Dead,” showrunner Scott M. Gimple noted last night. “Morgan’s arc on The Walking Dead Season 8 positioned him for the story on Fear. It was also important to see Fear‘s world and characters through new yet familiar eyes.”
Today, James arrived on the Austin, Texas set of “Fear the Walking Dead,” and AMC has provided us with the first images and video of Morgan Jones in a whole new setting.
“Lennie James’ brilliance and humanity in his portrayal of Morgan Jones has been part of the DNA of what makes ‘The Walking Dead’ so fantastic since the very beginning,” said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer for both series. “Morgan’s story will continue in this season of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and then, it begins again in the upcoming season of ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ pushing the series — and the ‘Waking Dead’ universe itself — into new directions and possibilities.”
“To take Morgan into this new realm and landscape, to see who he could now be, to see where his story could go in the world of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is wonderfully exciting and I am really looking forward to the challenge,” said James himself.”
James will star in “Fear the Walking Dead” as a series regular along with returning cast members Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia, and new series regulars Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman.