Fear the Walking Dead may have just sneakily revealed how that crossover will work

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Mar 26, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT (Updated)

As fans continue to theorize about how Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead could possibly cross over next season, we might finally have an inkling of how it could work — and which character will be crossing over.

In the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, new baddie Proctor John (Ray McKinnon) tells Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) she should join them on their boat as they “sail for what's left of Houston.” John runs the trading post that is looking to gain power in the post-apocalypse, and it teases that the show may be leaving Mexico and aiming for Texas in Season 4. So what does that mean for the crossover event coming next season?

Well, we have a pretty good theory.


We know one fan favorite Walking Dead character also spent some time in Houston in the early days of the apocalypse, and with Fear the Walking Dead set a few years prior to The Walking Dead, the timelines should square perfectly.

Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) spent the first year or so of the post-apocalypse hiding out with his family in Houston, and he’s obviously a beloved character who fans would love to see back in action. It’s speculation at this point, but it seems like a perfect match for this crossover concept.

Abraham’s backstory has some space that could make for a great narrative area to explore, and it’d be a clean way to cross over with the world of The Walking Dead without messing up the timelines or using a character who is still on the board. We could see how Abraham eventually set off on his cross-country trek, and it wouldn’t mess up anything else, timeline-wise. To add more flames to the fire, Cudlitz dropped this tease at around the same time the crossover was announced:

Fear the Walking Dead is off until next season, while Season 8 of The Walking Dead premieres this Sunday on AMC.

(Via TV Guide)