First Look Photos: Lennie James on the Set of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Ever since a Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead character crossover was teased by executive producer Robert Kirkman at New York Comic-Con last month, fans were wondering which character it would be.

Last night, fans’ patience was rewarded when it was announced that Lennie James’ character Morgan Jones will be the character who crosses over from The Walking Dead to Fear the Walking Dead as a series regular during the latter show’s fourth season.

And on Monday, AMC likely generated even more fan excitement with the release of these two first photos and a Facebook live video of James on the Fear the Walking Dead set.

Lennie James at a Season 4 table read with “Fear” co-stars Colman Domingo, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Credit: Richard Foreman Jr./AMC)

Lennie James on set with “Fear” showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg (Credit: Richard Foreman Jr. /AMC)

“Lennie James’ brilliance and humanity in his portrayal of Morgan Jones has been part of the DNA of what makes The Walking Dead so fantastic since the very beginning,” said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer for both series. “Morgan’s story will continue in this season of The Walking Dead, and then, it begins again in the upcoming season of Fear the Walking Dead, pushing the series—and the Walking Dead universe itself—into new directions and possibilities.”

“To take Morgan into this new realm and landscape, to see who he could now be, to see where his story could go in the world of Fear the Walking Dead is wonderfully exciting and I am really looking forward to the challenge,” added James. “My time on The Walking Dead has been a blessing and one of the top working and personal experiences of my life. That cast and crew will have my love, my respect and my deep gratitude until the end of my days.”

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James joins Fear‘s established regular cast of Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia, and previously announced new series regulars Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman.