There's a major change coming to The Walking Dead universe! Lennie James, who has played Morgan Jones since the series premiere, is taking his talents to another series. At the end of Season 8, Morgan will leave The Walking Dead, and he will appear as a series regular in the fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead.
James reported to the Fear set in Austin, Texas on Monday morning, where he began his first day shooting on his new project. To celebrate, AMC streamed a live video from the set on Monday afternoon, where fans got their first look at Morgan in his new surroundings. Additionally, the network released two official photos from the location.
The first image released shows Lennie James at his first table read for Fear the Walking Dead Season 4. Sitting beside new co-stars Frank Dillane, Colman Domingo and Alycia Debnam Carey, James is seen combing through a brand new script. The other image shows James near a trailer, talking with showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg.
“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,” said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer for both series. “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 ‘Waking Dead’ universe itself -- into new directions and possibilities.”
In addition to adding James to Season 4, Fear cast veteran actors Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman as series regulars.