It seemed like a major pop culture no-brainer when The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead brought their universes together for a Morgan-tethered crossover. Actor Lennie James revealed that part of the motivation there was to bring more focus and attention to the character on the series that could actually allow it, while also hinting that Morgan’s story may end sooner than we might have expected. Here’s how James put it:
It was a way of exploring the character on a speed and a level that isn’t possible on The Walking Dead, because there’s so many characters. And it was an opportunity to get a little bit more Morgan-focused in a way that could happen on The Walking Dead, but it would’ve just taken a lot longer. . . . And I’m not sure that they could hold onto Morgan in the way that they wanted to hold onto Morgan in the main show, and Fear was a way of exploring him a little bit more before he finishes.
Twice in those quotes given during Comic-Con Honoloulu (via the Star-Advertiser), Lennie James seems to be implying that Morgan’s future within the live-action franchise may be limited. It sounds like the star and the creative teams had story beats and angles to nail down with Morgan, which would have taken too long to get to on the flagship…
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