The Walking Dead‘s Morgan Jones, played by Lennie James, has been set to star in the Fear the Waking Dead season 4 crossover episode.


A crossover between the two AMC zombie shows was announced last month at New York Comic Con by executive producer Robert Kirkman, and fans have been speculating on which character the crossover will focus. James is excited to become a part of FTWD. “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,” the actor said. “My time on The Walking Dead has been a blessing and one of the top working and personal experiences of my life. That cast and crew will have my love, my respect and my deep gratitude until the end of my days.”

Executive producer of both series, Scott M. Gimple, is excited to add Morgan into the mix, and praised James’ acting of the character. “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 Gimple in a press release. “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.”

“As longtime fans of Lennie James and his portrayal of Morgan Jones, we are thrilled to have him join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead,” added FTWD showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg. “We look forward to working with Lennie to continue the journey Morgan began on The Walking Dead.”

The information was announced on Talking Dead, a talk show following each episode of The TWD on Sunday nights. The next day, FTWD posted a Facebook Live video of James speaking to his fans about the news. “I am moving from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead as of today, my first day on set…in Austin, Texas,” James said. “One good thing about the secret being out and all of you lot now knowing what the crossover, or some sense of what the crossover is gonna be, is that I’m allowed to leaver my hotel room. I can finally get out and see some of Austin and eat some of its fantastic food.”

“Before I go,” he added, “I just want to say thank you, to all of you, all of the fans that have supported Morgan from the first season… I have had the most amazing time on The Walking Dead but I am really, really, really looking forward to my time now on Fear the Walking Dead. I am looking forward to seeing where were gonna take Morgan and what can happen to him in the different elements of his story.”

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