Fans are reacting to the news of The Walking Dead character Dwight moving over to sister show Fear The Walking Dead. It was announced Thursday that Dwight, played by Austin Amelio, will appear on the series as his character who follows in Morgan’s footsteps, and crosses over.
Morgan is already with the Fear crew, as Lennie James made the move over to the sister show in the beginning of its 4th season.
Last we saw of Dwight on The Walking Dead, Daryl was kicking him out and telling him to never come back, or else. Amelio appeared at Walker Stalker New Jersey in 2018, where he teased fans,
When the news was announced, many fans were taken aback. It was unexpected that Fear would grab another Walking Dead character, but it’s happening!
Many were thrilled,
I was literally wondering what happened to Dwight! This is so exciting!
— Missy Pruitt (@charlottegrl18) January 4, 2019
— Melissa👑 (@mchakir) January 4, 2019
This is awesome news!😁 Dwight’s story continues …
— TorontoNerdBlog (@TorontoNerdBlog) January 4, 2019
That is awesome! I love this whole expanded #TWDUniverse bout you know @FearTWD is my favorite! Cannot wait to see what trouble Dwight will cause on #FearTWD this season or be maybe help to the team. We will see. All i can say is, I doubt Salazar will trust him! Thx #FearTWD https://t.co/G5uYDTIepZ
— Michael Gorman K.H.F (@kat_films) January 4, 2019
— ☀️Kristin (@kristinupnorth) January 4, 2019
Dwight crossing over to #FearTWD ?? I kinda like it seems interesting
— tamara (@rheejauregui) January 3, 2019
Some wondered why it was announced before we found out about it, or weren’t so pleased,
It will be cool to see Dwight in #FearTWD but why do they have to announce it? Can they stop announcing everything, I want to be surprise. I love both shows so I want to be surprise when I watch them. #TheWalkingDead
— Lil Purp 💜 (@SeshaWWE) January 4, 2019
i’m so mad dwight is crossing over to fear, i never cared about him but he was way better in twd ugh these ppl will never get tired of messing everything up?
— coty🐾 (@serratosheaven) January 3, 2019
Both shows are set in the same country so crossing over sometimes just give it more credibility. I don’t see how Dwight crossing over would be a bad thing, quite the opposite. They’re just redirecting the characters they send away. Maggie is in Commonwealth, while Rick, Anne and
— Igor, Igor Grimes | ThankUNext (@nemligor) January 3, 2019
Others are wondering about what this means for the timelines, which are already very complex.
I’ve never watched fear so this may be a stupid question but when Dwight is in the show will it be pre AOW Dwight or will it be where we left him in S8 Dwight?
— ً (@Illuminutuu) January 4, 2019
Do you like the idea of Dwight moving over to Fear The Walking Dead?
Fear will most likely return for its 5th season in August of 2019.
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