After much speculation and plenty of rumors over the years, one thing we’ve all wondered about is finally happening: The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will soon feature a crossover during which a character makes the jump from one series to the other. This is not a drill — we repeat, this is not a drill.
You probably want to know how such a crossover is possible, considering FTWD serves as a sort of prequel to TWD and neither show can bend the space-time continuum (that we know of). And while we wish we could explain it, the specifics haven’t come into focus that much yet.
Here’s what we can tell you: TWD creator Robert Kirkman announced this character crossover at New York’s Comic-Con, saying, “We want these shows to have their own legs, tell their own stories and be their own thing. I think we’ve finally gotten to a place with Fear the Walking Dead where it has its own identity [and] we can play with some things.”
TWD‘s Twitter account played up the announcement, posting a teaser image confirming that “the worlds collide.”
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) October 8, 2017
Naturally, Kirkman played coy about the crossover, revealing just enough to pique fans’ curiosity. “Now, what does that mean? Because these timelines, like […] how does that work? Are we going to see an interesting backstory of a Walking Dead character in Fear the Walking Dead?” he hinted. “Or are we going to see a Fear the Walking Dead character show up in The Walking Dead and show a future version of the character?”
Before going silent on the subject, Kirkman promised “more news coming in the following months.” In the meantime, you can tune in to the last few episodes of FTWD Season 3 (the finale is on Oct. 15). And mark your calendar, of course, for the return of TWD on Oct. 22.