So ... Morgan might survive "The Walking Dead" Season 8 after all?
It was a surprise to hear Lennie James would be leaving TWD and taking Morgan Jones to "Fear the Walking Dead." Fans still don't quite understand how the timelines and locations will line up, but speculation left Morgan dying at some point later in TWD Season 8 and appearing in "Fear" as a prequel. Since "Fear" started covering the beginning of this "walker" apocalypse, it made sense that Morgan's "Fear" scenes would be flashbacks of a sort to a time before "The Walking Dead" Season 5.
But now it looks like "Fear" Season 4 -- which premieres April 15, right after the TWD Season 8 finale -- might catch up to the main show's current timeline. Because new first look "Fear" photos from Entertainment Weekly show Morgan with his fighting staff. If that is the same stick he got from Eastman in TWD Season 6, the crossover must be happening after "The Walking Dead" Season 8. Right?
Here are the photos:
And here's a photo added later, of Morgan with new character Althea, played by Maggie Grace:
Fans in the EW comments were left with a lot of questions about Morgan's timeline. Here's one fan with some potential answers, if they turn out to be correct:
Morgan has his sharped staff from Eastman, meaning that we can now basically confirm that the crossover will take place after the events of Season 8 of #TheWalkingDead. #FearTWD will presumably have a massive time jump.— The Walking Dead World (@TWalkingDWorld) January 10, 2018
We'll see. "The Walking Dead" Season 8 -- still including Morgan -- returns from winter break on Sunday, Feb. 25. "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 4 premieres Sunday, April 15, directly following the "Walking Dead" Season 8 finale.
"Fear" returns with two new showrunners in Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg. The whole franchise -- TWD, "Fear," and whatever else shows up -- now has a new Chief Content Officer overseeing everything in Scott M. Gimple. He's leaving as showrunner of TWD in Season 9, with AMC giving the fourth showrunner title to longtime TWD writer Angela Kang.
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