Since Fear The Walking Dead first hit screens in 2015, rumors of a potential crossover with its original series The Walking Dead have been making the rounds. But today, it looks like it's finally happening.
Despite the action unfolding at two different corners of the US – with FTWD taking place at the Mexican border and TWD in Georgia – Robert Kirkman's two series are definitely set to meet in 2018.
Confirming the news at this year's ComicCon in New York, the comics' author and AMC explained that the crossover will, however, be far from global. As Kirkman teased:
"There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name, to another show, that I will not name. This is a huge event in the world of The Walking Dead."
Basically, we won't be seeing Rick and Madisons' groups team up to bring down Negan anytime soon. The season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, planned for October 15, could, however, drop a few hints about which character will be making the big crossover move.
With ratings floundering for some time, The Walking Dead seems to be doing all it can to keep the audience engaged. While the original series continues to lose ground faced with massive competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, its spin-off series doesn't seem to be doing much better.
It'll be interesting to see whether combining the two will make any difference. If the outcome is positive, we could well see the worlds collide more regularly. Because who hasn't fantasized about Madison and Rick leading one handsome post-apocalyptic supergroup?
Season eight of The Walking Dead is set to kick off on AMC on October 23.