From the dawn of its announcement, fans have wondered if Fear the Walking Dead would ever crossover with its older sibling series The Walking Dead.
Looking at the two series, there are a number of reasons why the shows can't overlap, with the two biggest being conflicting timelines and geographical locations. However, during a panel a San Diego Comic Con, writer and creator of both series Robert Kirkman presented an example of how the two shows might finally connect to one another aside from existing in the same universe.
"If Oklahoma ever went up in a nuclear cloud, you'd see it on The Walking Dead and on Fear the Walking Dead, you'd see it...I don't know the exact timeline," Kirkman said. "Fear the Walking Dead takes place roughly around the time of Season 1 and beginning of Season 2 in The Walking Dead. Walking Dead Season 8 is taking place with the theoretical Fear the Walking Dead Season 7. We gotta get there." It's impossible, according to the fans, with Kirkman adding "for now."
"Right now the timelines are so different that it's impossible," Kirkman said.
Such an event would have to occur soon on The Walking Dead for carryover on Fear the Walking Dead. Heading into Season 8, if the nuclear explosion occurs on The Walking Dead, the characters currently residing at Broke Jaw Ranch on Fear the Walking Dead would have to survive for a few more years before seeing it or feeling its effects.
One popular theory gained some steam on the Internet during Fear the Walking Dead's third season, claiming Madison Clark might be related to Rick Grimes or another character on The Walking Dead. Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson, however, debunked the theory.
"I've heard that theory, and I actually think I teased it in my first Talking Dead appearance, which was this notion that I found it interesting," Erickson said. "You can hear her accent. I mean, Kim [Dickens is] from Alabama. And you can hear her accent come through every so often. And the character, as we come to learn, is also from Alabama. So I can only speak for myself and say she's not related to Rick or anybody else on the other show. And the fact that she's from the south is really just a coincidence."
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