Some rather surprising news hit the Net this week, and if you’re a fan of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and/or “Fear the Walking Dead,” this one’s for you! Per ComicBook.com Austin Amelio, who portrays Dwight on “TWD,” is headed to “Fear” as the next crossover character between the two AMC shows, following Morgan (played by Lennie James).
As you may recall, Dwight has been absent from “The Walking Dead’s” ninth season after the Season 8 finale, in which Daryl (Norman Reedus) exiled him from Alexandria and warned him not to return. More than likely, Dwight is heading west to find his wife, Sherry (Christine Evangelista), and we expect to see his journey in Season 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead.”
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC for Season 9B on February 10th. The fifth season of “Fear the Walking Dead,” which retains original cast members Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, and Danay Garcia plus newcomers Jenna Elfman, Garret Dillahunt, and Maggie Grace, will arrive later in the year (typically the show premieres in the spring/early summer timeframe after “TWD” ends its season).