fear the walking dead

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ just dropped a huge hint about who the planned ‘Walking Dead’ crossover character will be in its Season Three finale.

Creator Robert Kirkman announced during ‘The Walking Dead’s’ New York Comic Con panel last week that:

“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.”

Fans immediately started doing what fans do best. They started theorizing about what would happen and settled on Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) appearing on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ as the most likely scenario.

The theory does make sense. Abraham was a major fan-favorite whose appearance on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ could bring attention to the less popular spin-off. The character also has an established backstory explaining how he was spending the apocalypse before meeting up with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Christian Serratos); he was living with his family in a grocery store in Houston. Furthermore, Cudlitz’s first project after his untimely end on ‘Walking Dead,’ a pilot called ‘The Trustee,’ did not go to series, so he could be available to make an appearance in Season Four.

Cudlitz has even teased Abraham’s return on Twitter. On the day of ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Comic Con panel, he wrote:

“Crazy s— is about to go down. See y’all on the other side.”

Lest we forget that the season finale of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ set up a move to Texas, with new bad guy Proctor John (Ray McKinnon) inviting Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) to board his ship “and sail for what’s left of Houston.”

Since the timeline for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is well behind that of ‘The Walking Dead,’ our favorite red-haired veteran could very well still be living in a Houston supermarket at this point in the story. Maybe Proctor John will save Alicia from the wreckage of the dam and take her with him to Texas, where they will eventually meet up with one Sargent Abraham Ford. One can only hope!

‘The Walking Dead’ season eight premieres Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9/8c on AMC.