NYCC: The Walking Dead Season and Fear The Walking Dead will crossover

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Lucas Siegel
Oct 7, 2017

The cast and crew of The Walking Dead shambled into The Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday night for a capacity crowd, and they were there for one thing in particular: one last sneak peek at Season 8. The next season has already been brought to extreme hype levels, thanks to the popular "All Out War" arc from the comics being adapted this year. The long trailer at SDCC has been watched millions of times, and to top it all off, the Season 8 premiere is the 100th episode of the show. Nerdist and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick talked to Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Tom Payne, Katelyn Nacon, and Austin Amelio.

The biggest news to come from the panel was The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will cross over. That possibility isn't far-fetched. The Walking Dead co-creator -- Robert Kirkman -- was glad he could confirm the news to the fans who packed out Madison Square Garden. "I think we've finally gotten to a place with Fear the Walking Dead where it has its own identity," Kirkman said. "There is one character that is going to go from one show and appear in the other show."

The audience cheered as Kirkman continued to divulge more cryptic clues about the crossover. "Are we going to see a Walking Dead character's backstory play out in Fear the Walking Dead?" Kirkman asked. "Or are we going to see a Fear the Walking Dead character show up in The Walking Dead? What could happen? Or is it going to be different from that?"

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Of course, AMC didn't disappoint and dropped a Season 8 clip featuring Carl Grimes searching for gas and finding a delirious survivor. 

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The Walking Dead Season 8 follows a shocking seventh year, where Negan truly rose to power, alliances changed, and there were some deaths that just hurt for fans. Now it's time for All Out War as the Kingdom, the Hilltop, and Alexandria join forces to take down Negan and the Saviors. Of course, there are no guarantees there, since it seems like almost every time the story looks like it's going to zig, it zags instead.

Get ready for the Walking Dead Season 8 premiere Sunday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. on AMC.