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Ever since Fear The Walking Dead began back in 2015, fans of the The Walking Dead have been trying to work out how exactly the spin-off show is tied to the mega-hit AMC drama. Fan theories ranging from Madison's southern background, as well as speculation over whether we'll see Negan's backstory on Fear have all been thrown into the mix, and then, a few months ago, it was confirmed that we're finally going to have a crossover between both Walking Dead shows — but we didn't know how it would happen.

It's a little confusing as to how such a television event is even possible considering that is technically a prequel series, therefore taking place in 2010, whereas takes place quite a few years later. Fear not (pun intended), because we now we finally have a few answers. Following Sunday night's brand new episode of The Walking Dead, Chris Hardwick revealed on a special that Morgan will be appearing on Fear The Walking Dead next season thus connecting the two shows.

What Does This Mean For Morgan?

[Credit: AMC]
[Credit: AMC]

Morgan might have been a series regular on The Walking Dead for a couple of years, but the character initially appeared all the way back in the pilot episode, when he rescued Rick and introduced him to the hellish new world. Much like the year in which the first episode was broadcast, it was 2010 in TWD timeline, which is also when Fear The Walking Dead is currently set. With this in mind, it's likely that Morgan's upcoming appearances in Fear will take place after he met Rick, as the apocalypse hadn't long began by the events of the pilot episode of TWD.

Despite his somewhat eccentric personality, Morgan was pretty stable when we met him back in Season 1, but by the time he'd popped up again in Season 3 he was a bit erratic and on the verge of losing his mind. By this stage in TWD timeline, Morgan had lost his son so perhaps the character's stint on Fear could allow us the opportuntiy to not only see Morgan lose his son, but also see him spiral out of control and lose his sanity. Either way, we're excited to see an earlier version of Morgan because we've been waiting years for TWD to fill in the gaps between Morgan's first two appearances on the show, but it looks like Fear will be doing it for us instead.

We've long been hoping for a TWD/FTWD crossover and now it's finally happening. With The Walking Dead beginning to recover after a disappointing seventh season and Fear arguably better than ever following its critically acclaimed third season, now is the perfect time to connect both shows. We can't wait to see what Morgan gets up to during his stint on Fear The Walking Dead. One thing's for sure: it's going to be epic!

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC. Fear The Walking Dead will return to AMC next year.

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