Now that the news is out, AMC has released the first photos of THE WALKING DEAD star Lennie James as he attends a table read and heads to the set of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD for his first day of filming.
On last night’s episode of Talking Dead, the Walking Dead after-show, it was revealed that James, who plays the popular Morgan Jones, will be the character that bridges the two shows.
“Even though Morgan is going to be featured on Fear, he has a lot of story left on The Walking Dead, Morgan’s arc on The Walking Dead Season 8 positioned him for the story on Fear,” said Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple in a statement during the announcement. “It was also important to see Fear’s world and characters through new yet familiar eyes.”
Since Fear the Walking Dead takes place earlier in the timeline of said world, it’s presumed that Morgan’s appearance on the show will be a flashback for the character who only began playing a significant role on The Walking Dead starting with Season 5.
See the photos and video above and below.