It's a beautiful day when fan theories become reality. That seems to be what's going to happen on the new season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. At the end of Season 3, the show hinted at the possibility of moving to Houston, Texas. The incoming showrunners, Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, have confirmed that will be the case. Not only does this leave the door open for a continuing conflict with Ray McKinnon's Proctor John, but it also suggests the opportunity to meet up once again with Michael Cudlitz's Abraham.
In The Walking Dead, Eugene discovers Abraham just after he's killed the four men responsible for his wife's rape and his family has abandoned him. We learn that he's been holed up in Houston, taking shelter in a grocery store with friends for a significant amount of time. Is it so crazy to think we might encounter that grocery store if Fear the Walking Dead moves to Houston?
Cudlitz himself has offered his 10 cents on the crossover rumors:
On top of new show-runners and the possibility of introducing Abraham, Fear the Walking Dead will also be shaking things up with two new cast members this season: Garrett Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman. Casting two well-known actors is a change of pace for the television series, which usually casts relatively unknown talents. Some are attributing the choice to sagging ratings, and the network's desire to draw in viewers.
Some fans have their eyes on the long game, and believe the Fear the Walking Dead crew will eventually make their way to Alexandria, where (it's rumored) Madison Clark could become the leader of The Whisperers. If this is the case, they'd eventually lock horns with Rick and the Walking Dead crew for a show vs. show showdown that could completely merge the two programs. Will this come to pass? Nobody knows. Who will be left standing at the end of the series? My money's on the zombies.
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