AceShowbiz - "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" star Lennie James recently talked about the two AMC shows' crossover which was connected by his character Morgan. While the actor revealed that the crossover might give the character more spotlight which was never been given on the main show, fans were focused more at the wordings that Lennie opted for.
The actor seemingly suggested that Morgan's future within the live-action franchise might be limited. "It was a way of exploring the character on a speed and a level that isn't possible on 'The Walking Dead', because there's so many characters. And it was an opportunity to get a little bit more Morgan-focused in a way that could happen on 'The Walking Dead', but it would've just taken a lot longer," he said.
Lennie then added, "And I'm not sure that they could hold onto Morgan in the way that they wanted to hold onto Morgan in the main show, and 'Fear' was a way of exploring him a little bit more before he finishes."
The words "before he finishes" are what bugging fans the most. It's either Morgan is set to be killed off, or Lennie is planning to exit the show to return to the U.K. just like "The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln.
During a panel at Honolulu Comic-Con this weekend, Lennie also shared that no one among the crew and cast expected "The Walking Dead" to be this big. "The general feeling while we were doing the pilot was, 'This probably won't go anywhere. But if it does, we might give you a call and you might come back.' So that was all I knew right at the beginning," he recalled.
"It was only really in Season Two and then when it went onto Netflix and people caught up on Netflix that it turned into the phenomenon that it’s turned into now," he continued. "But at the beginning, you know, they said, 'This character comes back in the comic book, so he might come back in the show.' But if I got a dime for every time someone said, 'Your character’s coming back,' I’d be a millionaire."
"Fear the Walking Dead" returns for season 4 on Sunday, August 12 at 9 P.M. on AMC. Meanwhile, "The Walking Dead" season 9 is slated to premiere on October 7 at 9 P.M. on AMC.