Last week, fans of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead were delighted to learn that there are plans to have a crossover involving both shows. The Walking Dead has been one of television's biggest hits for almost eight years now, while Fear The Walking Dead has only just concluded its third season.
Due to the fact that #FearTheWalkingDead takes place during the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse, whereas our survivors on #TheWalkingDead have been living in the post-apocalyptic world for many years, we're not even sure how a crossover would even be possible. During #NYCC2017, Robert Kirkman clarified that one character will go from one show to the other, although he wouldn't confirm which show the crossover would take place on.
However, fans might have been given their first clue about the upcoming crossover during the Season 3 finale of Fear which aired on Sunday.
During the finale, Alicia found herself in a bizarre situation: she had to assist a surgeon who was operating on the villainous Proctor John. As the operation began, Alicia kept John calm by talking to him about his life. During the discussion, he revealed that he plans to open up a trade route between Tijuana, Mexico, and Houston, Texas. Fans were quick to notice that Houston was mentioned quite a few times during the two-hour finale.
But how, might you ask, does this potentially set up the crossover? Well, if you remember, in an earlier season of The Walking Dead, the lovable Abraham Ford revealed that when the apocalypse first broke out, he and his family hid in a grocery store in Houston, Texas. I don't know about you, but I'm thinking that Abraham could be the character to appear in both shows..
While the character is dead on #TWD, it's entirely possible that he could appear on #FTWD due to the timeline difference. Fear takes place in 2010 during the beginnings of the zombie virus outbreak, and this time period would line up with when Abraham was hiding out in the Houston grocery store.
It was this time last year that we had to bid farewell to Abraham when he became one of Negan's victims in the brutal Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. The former soldier got his head caved in with a baseball bat, a scene that left the world heartbroken. Although this was the last time we saw Abraham alive, the character briefly appeared again in the Season 7 finale through a series of flashbacks.
It's also worth noting that actor Michael Cudlitz (who played Abraham) took to Twitter not long after the crossover was announced, posting a rather cryptic tweet. While we don't know for sure, it's entirely possible that the actor was referring to the crossover news, suggesting that he will be reprising his iconic role on Fear The Walking Dead.
While Kirkman refused to reveal which character will crossover, or which show the crossover will take place on, it's looking more and more likely that it will be Abraham and that he will appear on Fear The Walking Dead. Not only would this give Cudlitz the chance to reprise his biggest role, but it would allow viewers the opportunity to see what Abraham was like before he became the friendly giant we all knew him to be.
Furthermore, its likely that the crossover will take place on Fear The Walking Dead because, despite Fear currently being a much better show than The Walking Dead (sorry not sorry), it's not as popular as its parent show. If a much-loved character like Abraham was to appear on Fear, then it could possibly boost viewing figures for the spin-off show. I don't know about you, but we'd love to see Abraham back on our screens.
The Walking Dead returns to screens next Sunday on AMC. Fear The Walking Dead will be back on AMC next year.
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