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.
The announcement was made on Sunday's 'Talking Dead' after-show.
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’ 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.”
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.