In some breaking news out of the New York Comic-Con today it was announced during their Walking Dead panel that sometime next year there will be a crossover between The Walking Dead and it’s spinoff series Fear The Walking Dead, creator Robert Kirkman stated.
“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,” Kirkman told the crowd of what has been a question fans have asked since prequel of sorts FearTWD debuted in the summer of 2015. “This is a huge event in the world of The Walking Dead,” he added of the crossover expected to occur in the next year.
Today’s panel at the Theater at Madison Square Garden comes just over two weeks before TWD’s Season 8 debut and 100th episode on October 22. FearTWD ends its third season on October 15.
“The first episode of Season 8 has a lot of nods to previous seasons,” EP Nicotero said at a press conference before the panel, teasing a “shot for shot” sequence in homage to a past episode. “We’re setting the stage for our war,” Nicotero, who directed the extended “Mercy” episode added of the relatively contained Season 8 opener. “This is the payoff for last season, for Rick,” Lincoln noted of his Survivors leader and former Sheriff’s character. “I think he is ready for battle.”
New York Comic Con 2017 continues until October 8.