Prior to AMC’s crossover event, Morgan Jones and Madison Clark are two names you weren’t likely to find in the same sentence. And yet here we are.
Morgan Jones, a long-time veteran of the zombie drama, is bound for Texas, where he’ll forge an uneasy alliance with Madison Clark, based on today’s tense new promo for season 4. Pegged for a premiere on April 15th – the same date of The Walking Dead‘s season finale, no less – Fear The Walking Dead‘s latest installment is on the verge of making history, and Morgan actor Lennie James simply can’t wait to see/hear the reaction from viewers:
When the whole thing was suggested, I tried to think of another character in television history who’s about to do the journey that my character is being offered and I can’t think of one. If you can it’d be really helpful cause I’d like to find that person and figure out how it all kind of went. But I couldn’t think of anybody else, and that in itself what kind of exciting.
I mean, it’s the only reason I said ‘yes’ was the expiration of the character. It wasn’t really for any other reason other than what would be the possibilities of bringing Morgan into the heart of a different collection of people, where he had a different set of history and different connections and see who he can end up being. For an actor, having already been associated with a character for eight years, that’s a hell of a gift. It’s literally very rare. So that was what was exciting.
Just as The Walking Dead season 8 reaches its conclusion with the super-sized “Wrath,” AMC is expected to pass the torch (and Morgan Jones!) to season 4 of Fear The Walking Dead, which may well herald the advent of the Whisperers, after all. April 15th is the date for your diaries, folks.