What Would it Take to Pull Off a TWD/FTWD Crossover? Robert Kirkman Talks Timelines
Well, it turns out TWD creator Robert Kirkman wants that too.
Find out what he thinks it would take to make this dream a reality.
Robert has been dodging crossover questions since the beginning.
He just never could seem to make up his mind.
Robert previously called a crossover attempt “crazy but possible.”
He cited the time difference between the two shows as a major obstacle… but there’s always flashbacks and time jumps.
Fans have dreamed up all kinds of scenarios that could lead Southern California’s Clark family to Virginia.
Theories include everything from Maddie being related to one of the Southern cast members to a Whisperer origin story.
Robert promises that should a major event go down in the zombie-filled universe, both shows would be affected whether or not they shared a timeline.
"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,” per ComicBook.com.
Once again, it’s that timeline that keeps tripping Robert up.
"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,” he said.
Though Robert did call the idea of a crossover “impossible for now,” he does believe the two shows can get there someday.
He even gave some helpful suggestions on how to pull it off…
Robert imagines Daryl Dixon ringing up Madison Clark via magic telephone, setting up the crossover we’ve all been waiting for, TVGuide reports.
The magic phone was just a silly joke, likely referencing Rick’s momentary lapse into insanity in Season 3.
The truth is, Robert doesn’t know how to bring these two shows into the same era, but he definitely hopes to make that happen.
"I think it's something we'd love to try and work out," he said.
Let’s hope they work things out soon.
The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Fear the Walking Dead returns on Sunday, September 10 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.