AceShowbiz - We have some good news for fans of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and its spin-off "Fear the Walking Dead". The two shows will be getting a crossover event treatment despite featuring different characters and separate points in time.
During "The Walking Dead" panel at the New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 7, comic book creator Robert Kirkman, who also serves as executive producer for the two shows, teased that "The Walking Dead" and its prequel series would finally link up. "I'll say this: There are two 'Walking Dead' shows. One character is going to go from one show that I will not name and appear on another show that I will not name."
While Kirkman refused to go into detail, he went on saying, "We've finally gotten to a place [with 'Fear the Walking Dead'] where we can play with some things." He also unveiled a teaser image which featured "The Worlds Collide" written in big, bold font.
The crossover event was scheduled to arrive next year. The crossover announcement brought half-excitement and half-surprise to fans. It was because Kirkman previously said at the San Diego Comic-Con that a crossover was "impossible" since " 'Fear the Walking Dead' takes place roughly around the time of season 1 and beginning of season 2 in 'The Walking Dead'," which meant that " 'Walking Dead' season 8 is taking place with the theoretical 'Fear the Walking Dead' season 7."
The announcement left some burning questions to answer. It remains to be seen whether the shows would feature a time jump for the spin-off or a flashback for the mothership series. "Are we going to see an interesting backstory of the 'Walking Dead' character showing up in 'Fear the Walking Dead?' " Kirkman further teased. "Or are we going to see a 'Fear the Walking Dead' character show up in 'The Walking Dead', and see a future version of a character? What could happen? Is it going to be something completely different than that?"
Kirkman later revealed that the crossover was a big deal in the world of "The Walking Dead," adding, "We're very excited about this." He concluded, "There's going to be some more news on this front in the coming months, so please stay tuned to what they call the Internet."