Fear the Walking Dead season 8 the end of Morgan Jones’ story

Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren 'Lo' Smith/AMC
Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8 - Photo Credit: Lauren 'Lo' Smith/AMC /

Four characters have survived from season one of The Walking Dead. Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), and Morgan Jones (Lennie James). The main series ended its story in November 2022 with several characters going on to spinoffs, but what about Morgan, who crossed over to Fear the Walking Dead in that series’ fourth season?

Morgan was instrumental in the survival of Rick Grimes. He and his son Duane (Adrian Kali Turner) rescued Rick, cared for him, and schooled him on the world’s ways after the outbreak. He would come and go on the main series until he would make his way to Fear the Walking Dead.

Fear the Walking Dead will premiere its eighth and final season on AMC on May 14, and the last season will contain 12 episodes released in two parts. What does the future hold for Morgan? Will fans see him in a spinoff?

During an interview with CBR, James informs fans that this will be the end of Morgan’s story.

"This is it for me. He’s been around long enough. For me to pick up the stick again, it would have to be an amazing storyline. It would have to be a situation where I couldn’t look back on all the episodes that I’ve done so far and go, “No, I did that in episode such and such in Season such and such.” I’m not interested in repeating myself with Morgan at the moment. I think it would kind of slightly tarnish his legacy"

Fear the Walking Dead – Morgan Jones

In an interview with TV Insider James talks about the scenes from the trailer for Fear the Walking Dead’s final season, which show that Morgan returns to King County. This is something James was shocked to see in the trailer. He thought this would only be revealed to viewers when the episode aired. Although he couldn’t share much about what will happen, he did say most won’t guess what leads to his return to Georgia or what it will lead to.

"I was very surprised they put that in the trailer! I thought that was something I wasn’t going to be able to say anything about because no one was going to know until it happened. Again, there’s not much I can say about it. Someone’s bound to get it right, but most people will probably not see how it’s coming or why it’s coming, and what it will amount to. There’s no point in going there unless it offers something to Morgan now. It’s not just a stroll down memory lane. What’s important is the why. Why he’s there, and not necessarily how he ends up there."

Fear the Walking Dead’s final season will experience a time jump of seven years, bringing this timeline almost in line with the flagship series. It will be interesting to see what this brings for the survivors and Morgan Jones.

Don’t miss Fear the Walking Dead Sundays on AMC, and new episodes will release early on Thursdays on AMC+.

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