5 Ways the Fear/The Walking Dead Crossover Could Work

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Since the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, the prequel/spin-off/sister-show to AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead back in 2015, speculation has run amok that someday the two shows would cross over in some spectacular fashion.

As such, when creator Robert Kirkman took to the stage at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, fans were shocked when he announced that the long-awaited event was finally on our doorstep.

“What I’m going to say, and this is all I’m going to say,” Kirkman responded to the perpetual question, “is that there are two Walking Dead shows. I’m not going to name them, but there are two. There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name, and appear in the other show, which I will not name.”

Not much to go on, and indeed about as vague as a response could be. Naturally, fans are now conjecturing who, how and where such a cataclysm could occur. So, here are our thoughts on the upcoming event…

Madison Clark

This is a theory that has been buzzing around since Fear began. Madison is cold and clinical when it comes to getting things done, much like the upcoming TWD villain Alpha, leader of the mysterious Whisperers, a group, for those not up to date on the comics, known for wearing walker suits and mixing with migrating herds. Nick Clark in season two anyone? Fear is currently a good two years in chronology behind the main show, so it’s possible that the show has been a backstory for a character who will soon become Rick’s greatest enemy to date. Likely? Hmm… Personally, I’m not down with it. Logically, it would make much more sense in the timeline for a TWD character to show up in Fear, prior to meeting Rick’s group. Plus, it would help Fear’s ratings for a fan favourite to appear. So, how about…

Abraham Ford

We know that Abe was in Texas prior to meeting up with Rick. It’s not too crazy to imagine that he and his family could have crossed paths with the Clarks. Add to that the fact that Michael Cudlitz (known for his sneakiness in interviews) recently said that there was no way a crossover could ever work. Red herrings Big Red? With Cudlitz no longer in the main show, it would mean no scheduling conflicts, and it would be great to see one of TWD’s most watchable characters crop up for a couple of episodes before heading North. In that same vein…

Rosita Espinosa

Little is known about Rosita prior to the apocalypse. We know that before meeting up with Abraham and Eugene she jumped from group to group learning random skills (and getting friendly with the locals…). We also know that actress Christian Serratos is of Mexican descent. As such, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to imagine that she could have been knocking around the border in the early days of the apocalypse. Perhaps her and Alicia will cross paths. Think of the fan fiction…


This is probably the most logical, and indeed most likely in terms of believable storytelling. It’s something that I, personally, have thought would occur ever since the Fear cast found themselves washed up in Mexico. Morales, for those who don’t remember, was a core member of Rick’s group way back in season one. Rick’s right hand man for the first few episodes suddenly up and left when everyone else headed for the CDC, never to be mentioned again. Fans have been clamouring (well… murmuring…) for him to return, so this could be the logical time. Add to this the fact that Efrain, one of Lola’s crew at the dam, shares the same family name and it all adds up. Of course, it probably wouldn’t be all that much of a ratings booster, and wouldn’t have near as much appeal as…


Okay, here’s an idea that could totally kick ass. The bazaar in Fear is eerily like the Sanctuary in its economic systems. Strand is terrified of the currently faceless “proctor”. As things stand, little is known about Negan before the Saviours. Kirkman has pretty much confirmed a Negan back-story episode is ahead of us, so how about combining the two worlds in that way? End of this week’s Fear finale, the silhouette of the Proctor slings a baseball bat over his shoulder and chuckles. BOOM! Cover everything in the season eight flashback episode, get TWD fans interested in the characters from the sister show, and begin season four of Fear with Negan’s aftermath. A few dalliances with everyone’s favourite panto villain would be a great way to raise the profile of Fear, and, personally, I’d love to see a cock-swinging between Negan, Strand and Salazar.

How do you think our two favourite zombie shows are going to come together? Let us know in the comments!

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