The Walking Dead’ & ‘FearTWD’ Crossover Will Feature Lennie James On Spinoff SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s The Walking Dead episode & Talking Dead, as well as the upcomingFear The Walking Dead crossover. The long awaited crossover between The Walking Dead and spinoff Fear The Walking Dead will see Lennie James’ Morgan Jones character bridging the stories between the two series and moving to the latter. This doesn’t mean that the Morgan character will be leaving TWD, even as James prepares to start filming on FearTWD tomorrow morning in Austin, Texas – at least not right away. “Even though Morgan is going to be featured on Fear, he has a lot of story left on The Walking Dead,” said showrunner Scott M. Gimple in a statement read out onTalking Dead on Sunday. “Morgan’s arch on The Walking Dead Season 8 positioned him for the story on Fear,”the EP added. “It was also important to see Fear‘s world and characters through new yet familiar eyes.” James’ first day on the FearTWD set will be partially live streamed online it was also announced tonight. The revelation of James’ eventual exit from the mother show came tonight on AMC’s post-TWD chat show, the durable Talking Dead with TWD‘s Melissa McBride, new cast member Avi Nash and indefatigable director and Comic Book Men co-star Kevin Smith on the guest couch. Revving up the ratings hopes as well as the hype machine that has been going since executive producer Robert Kirkman first made the crossover official in October at New York Comic-Con, news of the cast announcement was dropped online earlier this weekend as America recovered from its Thanksgiving feast and Black Friday shopping frenzy. Since the NYCC pronouncement, Kirkman has gone on to specify that the crossover would occur in 2018, which tied off some predictions and opened up others. Kirkman’s statement left the possibility that the crossocer could take place on either the current eighth season of the mother show, the upcoming Season 4 of the prequel of a sorts companion series or the ninth season of the Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus starring TWD next fall. Andrew Lincoln with Kim Dickens – our crossover senses are tingling!