The cast and creative team of “Fear the Walking Dead” made their Television Critics’ Assn. debut on Friday when, as expected, the room of journos, reporters and critics at the press tour event asked exec producers if viewers can expect any crossovers with the flagship series “The Walking Dead.”
“There are no crossover plans right now. I would love to see those stories conflate at some point, but there are no plans to do so,” said showrunner Dave Erickson on the panel with producers David Alpert and Adam Davidson, plus cast members Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie and Mercedes Mason.
“There’s no intention of having Easter eggs or character references,” he added in discussing what to expect in the first six-episode season.
But with a second season order already on deck — which will consist of 15 episodes, AMC confirmed at TCA — there may be clues, as the prequel series catches up to “The Walking Dead’s” story.
“I’m sure there will be things that will come up over the course of a season or two,” Erickson said, only to be playfully interrupted by exec producer Alpert, who teased, “There might be an Easter egg or two — it’s possible.”
Erickson mentioned that in the “FTWD” writers’ room, the goal first and foremost is “catching up to the original show.”
If there ever are crossover episodes, Mason joked that she’s pitching herself to play Andrew Lincoln’s wife, causing the panel to laugh and fess up that they’re all “fangirls and boys” of the “Walking Dead” star.
“Fear the Walking Dead” debuts on Aug. 23.