Watch Lennie James in action in BTS footage from new Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead crossover
The first behind-the-scenes imagery and video of The Walking Dead star Lennie James on the set of Fear The Walking Dead is here.
As announced last month, the British star is set to become a regular on The Walking Dead spin-off Fear The Walking Dead in a long-awaited crossover between the two shows.
The Walking Dead launched in 2010 on AMC in the US and told the story of Rick Grimes, a sheriff deputy who awakes from a coma to discover a zombie apocalypse has taken place. Spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead began in 2015, initially covering the period of time between the apocalypse beginning and Rick waking up to a zombie-ravaged landscape. Both series are set within the same universe, however due to differences in location and points in time have never crossed over before.
James has played Morgan Jones, a fellow apocalypse survivor, since The Walking Dead season one.
Show creator Scott Gimple said: “Lennie James’ brilliance and humanity in his portrayal of Morgan Jones has been part of the DNA of what makes The Walking Dead so fantastic since the very beginning.”
“Morgan’s story will continue in this season of The Walking Dead, and then, it begins again in the upcoming season of Fear the Walking Dead, pushing the series — and the Walking Dead universe itself — into new directions and possibilities.”
Meanwhile, James said: “To take Morgan into this new realm and landscape, to see who he could now be, to see where his story could go in the world of Fear the Walking Dead is wonderfully exciting and I am really looking forward to the challenge.”
“My time on The Walking Dead has been a blessing and one of the top working and personal experiences of my life. That cast and crew will have my love, my respect and my deep gratitude until the end of my days.”