First Look: Lennie James On Fear The Walking Dead Set – Day 1
It’s crazy how fast this is moving but AMC has released images of Lennie James spending his first day on set of Fear The Walking Dead. The news was announced last Sunday night on The Talking Dead with Chris Hardwicke. Kind of mind blowing for TWD fans to say the least. Social media lit up on Monday with a thousand questions. “How does he get from Georgia to Mexico?” Well, it was also announced that FTWD is now shooting in Texas so while the journey is still long it’s not impossible. We’ll have to wait and see if the story takes them there when the series returns.
You could feel that Lennie was hesitant when this news was announced and he said he would return to TWD. Let’s hope it doesn’t take years.
Deadline spoke with Exec. Prod. Scott Gimple
“Lennie James’ brilliance and humanity in his portrayal of Morgan Jones has been part of the DNA of what makes ‘The Walking Dead’ so fantastic since the very beginning,” said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer for both series. “Morgan’s story will continue in this season of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and then, it begins again in the upcoming season of ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ pushing the series — and the ‘Waking Dead’ universe itself — into new directions and possibilities.”
“As longtime fans of Lennie James and his portrayal of Morgan Jones, we are thrilled to have him join the cast of ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’” said Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, showrunners and executive producers for “Fear the Walking Dead.” “We look forward to working with Lennie to continue the journey Morgan began on ‘The Walking Dead.’”
“To take Morgan into this new realm and landscape, to see who he could now be, to see where his story could go in the world of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is wonderfully exciting and I am really looking forward to the challenge,” said James. “My time on ‘The Walking Dead’ has been a blessing and one of the top working and personal experiences of my life. That cast and crew will have my love, my respect and my deep gratitude until the end of my days.”
Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. Hate to see Morgan leave TWD but will be looking forward to his return. Other new additions to the FTWD cast are Jenna Elfman and Garret Dillahunt
The announcement on Talking Dead