Walking Dead fans have been waiting with anticipation to find out not only what happens to the Clark family and friends following the season three cliffhanger for Fear The Walking Dead but also how the big crossover between the two zombie apocalypse series is going to go down.
Originally Fear the Walking Dead launched as a prequel series of sorts that took place at the start of the zombie outbreak, a couple years behind where the main The Walking Dead series was at timeline wise. When it was announced that TWD’s stick carrying badass Morgan Jones (Lennie James) would be the bridge between the two shows (leaving behind TWD to join FTWD) it led to speculation that the second series was going to leap forward in time to match up with the main series.
Thanks to the release of a brand new trailer for Fear the Walking Dead‘s fourth season, that speculation seems all but confirmed. Focusing on the Clark family, still led by matriarch Madison (Kim Dickens), and a bunch of new characters, the trailer also shows Morgan injured and entering Austin Texas as he speaks about a war back east and people that were lost which is clearly meant to be the current events of TWD’s eighth season.
Meaning at some point during the season finale on April 15, Morgan will turn his back on Rick Grimes and company and begin his long journey from Virginia to Texas.
The new season comes with new showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg along with current The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple taking a stronger executive producer hand in the second series as he prepares to hand over reigns of TWD to season nine showrunner Angela Kang, and take a more overall supervisory role over both shows. There are even rumors and hints from Gimple himself that the franchise could be seeking to expand to new spinoffs in the near future.
Season four of Fear also comes with new cast members in the form of Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman among others. Fear the Walking Dead premieres on April 15 in the 10 p.m. ET/PT timeslot following The Walking Dead finale, before moving back to the 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot in following weeks.