Walking Dead chief Scott M. Gimple has opened up on the upcoming Walking Dead/Fear The Walking Dead crossover and the potential of more spinoff series, per Deadline:
DEADLINE: Going forward, we are going to see Lennie James’ Morgan joining Fear The Walking Dead in the long-awaited crossover between the mother series and the spinoff. There was a lot of hype out of the confirmation of the crossover at New York Comic-Con last year and then unveiling of Lennie as the one to make the leap but why was Morgan, another core TWD character, the one you thought best for the job, so to speak?
GIMPLE: (laughs) You’ve kind of got to watch the first episode of Fear to see that. But I guess I can say the issues that he’s had, the place where he’s in at the end of Season 8 of Walking Dead, really, really lent towards the story we were telling in Fear.
DEADLINE: Does that mean more spinoffs?
GIMPLE: I mean we’re working on all sorts of things. It’s all kind of coming together, but we want to keep doing great Walking Dead stuff. And Angela’s amazingly talented. Look, I had done five years, more than 80 episodes, and it just seemed like a really good time for a change. I have a great relationship with Angela and I hired Andrew and Ian over on Fear — folks that I had worked with before — and it’s been really exciting working on that show too. I just didn’t want to try and do it all at once.
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