Fear the Walking Dead star on why a crossover is a bad idea

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Sep 5, 2017

We all know that Fear the Walking Dead takes place a few years before where The Walking Dead is right now. Which, naturally, raises the idea of resurrecting favorite, now-deceased characters from The Walking Dead on the earlier show. 

Last week I spoke to Michael Cudlitz (who played the now-deceased Abraham on The Walking Dead), who didn't see Abraham showing up in Fear. Now another voice has spoken out against crossovers. This one comes from Daniel Sharman, who plays Troy Otto on Fear the Walking Dead

"I think that would be a bad idea. Here's my reasoning: the thing is, I think what's amazing about this world that's been created over both shows is that the scale of it is so massive, and I think personally not only do you have to deal with the time jump, you also have to deal with the fact that if they do cross over in some way then the world becomes smaller.

What's lovely about both shows is, I think, tonally they're very different shows, but also the fact that they deal so specifically with a certain area and certain people is really interesting. You could pick a place in any part of the world and tell a totally different story. I think if they mix and they merge in that way, you end up making the world smaller. It's almost too convenient at that point. What I love about it is that they don't cross over."

At San Diego Comic-Con this year, series creator Robert Kirkman essentially quashed any hopes of a crossover. He suggested the only way the two shows would intersect is if, for example, "Oklahoma ever went up in a nuclear cloud, you'd see it on The Walking Dead and on Fear the Walking Dead."

So Dead fans, don't hold your breath. It doesn't look like a crossover will happen any time soon -- or at all. You've got to stick to The CW for your epic show crossovers.


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