While we know that Chandler Riggs is going to be leaving The Walking Dead tonight with the death of Carl, there are still other questions worth pondering — specifically, when Lennie James will also be taking off.
There is a clear difference between what’s going on with Carl and what is happening with James’ Morgan — there is no verification at the moment that Morgan is getting killed off and, beyond that, James will remain a part of the universe. He is filming now Fear the Walking Dead in Austin, gearing up for the return of that series later this spring. It is a different experience, but one that he seems to be very much enjoying. Here is some of what he had to say on that subject in a new interview with Digital Spy:
“I had seven days between the end of the one and the start of the other … And I’m only two months into [Fear], so it would be unfair of me to make comparisons or comments.
“What I will say is it’s an incredible opportunity that I’ve been offered, and I can’t think of anybody else who is doing – or has done – what I’ve been offered, or what I’m in the middle of doing.
“So being in that unique position, I’m really relishing it, and I’m really looking forward to playing in that particular sandbox.”
This same report notes that James will be on The Walking Dead proper through the end of the season — CarterMatt is not ready to say for certain that Morgan sticks around until the finale, but we do imagine that he will continue to be a part of the flagship show for a little while longer.
In general this is going to be an interesting challenge in general seeing just how The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead choose to move about this character through these two different shows and timelines. While bringing Morgan over to the companion series is a pretty clear move to boost the ratings for Fear the Walking Dead, there are still some interesting ways in which putting Morgan on another show could inform this character and add to the surrounding world.
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