It seemed to be a great pop culture when The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead brought their universes together in a Morgan-bound crossover. Actor Lennie James revealed that part of the motivation was to put more focus and attention on the character of the series, which would actually allow it, while at the same time suggesting that Morgan's story might end sooner than we expected. Here's how James put it:
Twice in the quotes given during Comic-Con Honoloulu (via the Star Advertiser), Lennie James seems to imply that Morgan's future is within the live-action franchise could be limited. It sounds like the star and the creative teams had story beats and angles to deal with Morgan, which would have taken too long to get to the flagship series. But by making him one of the main characters in Season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead the powerful ones of the franchise were able to explore the loneliness of character and the reawakening of community power the first few minutes Premiere in the first season.
Why should they bring more Morgan history into a shorter amount of time before it's done? One simple supposition is that Lennie James does not see himself hanging around The Walking Dead shows his fourth year as a series regularly in one series or another for future seasons with this being. It is possible that he would like to follow in the footsteps of Andrew Lincoln by leaving the show to return full-time to the United Kingdom. It's also possible that he just said in general terms that they would only "explore him a bit more before he finishes," but the cast and crew of this franchise tend to be quite deliberate in their words in that regard , Even if Lennie James would leave in the near future Fear the Walking Dead and his AMC predecessor, which would obviously necessitate the death of the character in none of the shows. Lauren Cohan takes a potentially permanent vacation from The Walking Dead in the middle of Season 9, and she has apparently already confirmed that Maggie's absence on the show will not be due to a deadly event. Of course, if Morgan intends to return to Alexandria and the surrounding communities, that means he will not die in the next eight episodes of Fear the Walking Dead . Unless the point is that it's a journey, it will not last long enough. (The sound of lifeless feet dragging across the floor.)
Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 returns to AMC at 9:00 pm on Sunday, August 12th. ET. Get ready to see a lot of crazy weather and some hard days for Alicia. Be sure to go to our fall premiere schedule to keep up with all the other shows that are coming your way, both terrifying and otherwise.