While "Fear the Walking Dead" is yet to premiere its first episode in August 2015, fans of "The Walking Dead" have forever wondered whether the two series will ever crossover.
It looks like there is a possibility, as show creator Robert Kirkman has teased a cross-over between the companion series and the already existing, super hit parent show — "The Walking Dead."
Earlier Dave Erickson, showrunner for the new series "Fear The Walking Dead", addressed this question and revealed that even though there is no current plan for a crossover, he isn't ruling the idea out.
"There's no plan for a crossover. I never considered seeing that in some way, shape or form; ("The Walking Dead") has been going on for five years since the original outbreak and we're just in the infancy (of the outbreak).There are no plans to do so, but I do think that's a world that could be explored at some point," Erickson had told The Hollywood Reporter.
Now Kirkman has kind of added credibility to Erickson's views by hinting that the companion series will at some point align timeline-wise to early seasons of "The Walking Dead."
When "Fear the Walking Dead" was announced, many believed it to be a prequel. But through various interviews, Kirkman has said that it shouldn't be considered that way.
And now, with this time-lines matching up angle, it has become clear that the show doesn't qualify as a prequel.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman has not only cleared this out, but has also teased that the characters of the upcoming show will meet the characters of "The Walking Dead" season 2 and 3 in the future.
"I will say that I don't consider this show to be a prequel to 'The Walking Dead,' because there will be a point where a certain episode of this show will line up with season 2 of 'The Walking Dead,' and a certain episode of this show will line up with season 3 of 'The Walking Dead,'" Kirkman said.
Talking about the progression of the show, he added: "I will say that it will definitely progress. So we will be progressing through time to the point that we do pass the initial days of the outbreak. But how fast it is that we get there? That's just going to have to remain a mystery."
The highly-anticipated "Fear the Walking Dead" season one will premiere in August on AMC and will run for just six episodes. However, it's already been renewed for a second season.
But of course, we're all already eagerly waiting for the return of "The Walking Dead." So let's just hope that this six-episode spin-off, "Fear The Walking Dead" will keep us hooked.