NYCC 2017: New The Walking Dead Season 8 Sneak Peek; Crossover with Fear the Walking Dead Announced

This is a surprise… after a few years of the powers-that-be saying it wouldn’t happen (and, given the shows’ different timelines, the difficulty of making it happen), it was announced at New York Comic Con that “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” have a crossover in the works!

Per TV Guide, “TWD” creator Robert Kirkman confirmed the news by saying, “We want these shows to have their own legs, tell their own stories and be their own thing, and I think we’ve finally gotten to a place with ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ where it has its own identity where, you know, we can play with some things.”

He added, “There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name, to another show, that I will not name. Now, what does that mean? Because these timelines, like… how does that work? Are we going to see an interesting backstory of a ‘Walking Dead’ character in ‘Fear the Walking Dead?’ Or are we going to see a ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ character show up in ‘The Walking Dead’ and show a future version of the character?”

We should learn more soon, but what say you, zombie fans? Which alternative sounds the best to you?

While you ponder that, there are a few more tidbits in the Guide’s story so hit the above link… but first check out this new sneak peek of “The Walking Dead” Episode 8.01, “Mercy,” which also serves as the monumental 100th episode.

“The Walking Dead” Season 8 Synopsis:
Last year Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be. The introduction of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors broke our group.

Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.

This year Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.

Up until now survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.

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