Gale Anne Hurd On Why ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Will Not Cross Over

Gale Ann Hurd said a crossover was not likely because it would not "be a natural outgrowth of who our characters are."

Since ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ was first announced the big question that most have been asking is whether or not the new series would likely crossover with ‘The Walking Dead.’

In a recent interview with Deadline Executive Producer Gale Ann Hurd said a crossover was not likely because it would not “be a natural outgrowth of who our characters are.”

Hurd pointed out that Fear‘s survivors in Los Angeles are simply too far from Rick Grimes’s group geographically to have them meet.

“Our group of survivors in The Walking Dead haven’t even made it as far as Washington DC yet, in six seasons, and they are not that far away,” she explained.

“So for the Fear characters to make it across the country? For what? I mean, why would you go there? How would we motivate our characters to head to DC, or you know, to head to the Southeast?

“I just don’t think that that’s something that would be a natural outgrowth of who our characters are and where they are when the show begins.”

Hurd added: “[With crossovers], you’re trying to contort [the shows] so that they’ll fit into a plot line that simply isn’t logical. I think the thing is to care for the characters.

“That’s what has enabled The Walking Dead to go into its sixth season incredibly strong, because you care about individual characters be it Rick, Michonne, or Daryl Dixon or Morgan.

“You care about the new characters that are introduced. You know what the rules are and you also know that whatever you expect will happen likely won’t, or if it does it’ll happen with a unique twist. So I think the same will apply to Fear.”

The Walking Dead returns on October 11 on AMC in the US. FOX airs the series in the UK beginning on October 12.

Fear the Walking Dead will be back in 2016.

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