The Walking Dead is crawling its way back to television on February 14, and its prequel spin-off Fear the Walking Dead will be back this summer. But a new casting tidbit for Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead hints that the two shows may finally find a common intersection.
According to TVLine, actor Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II) has joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead. While AMC did not disclose the role, TVLine is suggesting “Casey” — a name confirmed by casting breakdowns. If you’ll recall Casey Jones was previously mentioned by name in a single line of the fourth season of The Walking Dead by Abraham Ford. In Episode 15, “Us,” Abraham says: “None of us have slept more than a couple hours straight since we all went Casey Jones.”
This suggests Abraham knew and was present at Casey’s apparent turn into a walker. Unless he was referring to the hockey-stick wielding vigilante who helps the Ninja Turtles, which actually wouldn’t be the first Turtles reference in The Walking Dead.
But finally! AMC’s two zombie series may finally cross in a meaningful way, if viewers are introduced to the same Casey Jones whose demise is later witnessed by a main character of The Walking Dead. Who knows? We might meet a younger Abraham down the line.
Casey is described as “a decent man who believes in civility … confident in an unexpected position of authority … still learning to be a leader. He regrets but accepts the necessary violence for a new vision.” It is unknown if he wears a hockey mask.
The Walking Dead returns February 14 on AMC.