The world of Fear The Walking Dead will never be the same after the violent events of the season 3 finale, but there are some big behind-the-scenes changes underway as well. With showrunner Dave Erickson moving on to develop an series adaptation of David Cronenberg's Consumed, Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss are taking over as showrunners and The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple is coming on board as an executive producer. In a recent letter to the fans, Gimple teased what we can expect to see in the upcoming fourth season of the companion series.

Shared on the official Talking Dead Facebook page, Gimple's message teases "mind bending walkers," heroes that become villains, and villains that become heroes. Could this be a hint that we'll see Madison (Kim Dickens) become Alpha, the leader of The Whisperers and a lethal antagonist from The Walking Dead comic book series? We'll have to wait and see, but there's already been confirmation from Robert Kirkman that one character will have a crossover between the two series, likely sometime in the next year.

There's been speculation that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) from The Walking Dead could appear in the earlier timeline of Fear The Walking Dead, especially since he was living in Houston at the outset of the living dead apocalypse, and Houston was mentioned as a potential destination for core characters in the season 3 finale of Fear.

Time will tell who will take center stage in the crossover, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, check out Gimple's message below (via Talking Dead):

"Hello friendos:

Fear the Walking Dead Season Four takes everything awesome that FTWD is now and evolves it from a Charmander to a full Charizard of new characters, environments, challenges, and situations -- we'll see mind bending walkers, heroes become villains, villains become heroes, and the family we love expand as their world expands. It shall be a giant-size, all new/all different, senses shattering season of characters coming together in the midst of horror, heroism, heart-warmth, triumph, tragedy, and tectonic shifts of the Walking Dead universe! And there will also be candy. Start training in the off-season, people.

We look forward to seeing you there.

-Mr. Gimple"

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