You can now shoot an arrow through the brain of any doubt you had about yesterday's report that The Walking Dead's Austin Amelio's ex-Savior-turned-decent-guy Dwight is the next crossover character to join the upcoming fifth season of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. Both the network and Amelio have officially confirmed that FTWD is about to get a whole lot "Dwight-ier – with Amelio already showing his new home some black-n-white love:
— FearTWD (@FearTWD) January 4, 2019
Amelio's Dwight joins previous crossover character Morgan Jones (Lennis James) on the upcoming season of The Walking Dead spin-off series, which has undergone some major changes of its own over the past year. Jenna Elfman, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Mo Collins, and Daryl Mitchell joined James on the series last season; with Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, and Danay Garcia the only original cast members heading into season 5.
The second half of "The Walking Dead" season nine finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves.
What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group's rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it's unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC from the remainder of its ninth season on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET; with Fear the Walking Dead expected to premere in 2019, some time between April and June.