There will be no crossovers for “Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead,” contrary to previous speculations by fans.
According to “Fear the Walking Dead” season 2 show runner Dave Erickson said that the new season will reveal the moment Rick Grimes had a coma. It can be recalled that “The Walking Dead” started with Rick Grimes’ coma, which reveals that it won’t crossover with “Fear the Walking Dead.”
“Some tectonic plates would have to shift to make [a crossover] happen,” Dave Erickson told TVLine, noting that The Walking Dead is based on a comic while Fear the Walking is not.
He said that it will be hard to go to the East Coast where “The Walking Dead” have as setting.
“And from a narrative standpoint, with [TWD] being six seasons in and going on seven, I don’t think we’ll ever quite catch up with them, so chronologically, it would be difficult as well,” he said.
According to a Melty spoiler released, Fear the Walking Dead season is “a carbon copy of TWD” which is being feared by the show runner.
“My hope is that at a certain point — and it’ll probably never happen — but if we stay on the air long enough, people will stop comparing the shows as much,” he said. “I don’t think that’ll ever go away, but they are two separate stories with similar rules taking place in the same universe that was created by Robert [Kirkman] in the comics.”
He added that there is still room for Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead to have their respective and unique tone as well as different characters and settings.
“Fear the Walking Dead.” season 2 will return to AMC on August 21 at 9pm.
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