Lennie James on the set of Fear the Walking Dead: First look

The first pictures from season 4 also confirm that a couple of characters are still alive.

AMC has released the first video and pictures of Lennie James as filming gets under way of Fear the Walking Dead season 4.

James, who is the first actor to cross over from The Walking Dead to Fear, announced that his character Morgan Jones would be switching shows on Sunday night’s episode of Talking Dead.

[Read more: Lennie James revealed as crossover star on Talking Dead]

Fear the Walking Dead’s fourth season has started shooting in its new home, Austin, Texas.

Watch Lennie James's Facebook Live from the set below.

 

The pictures revealed from the first day of filming feature James at a table read alongside his new co-stars Colman Domingo, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey.

Lennie James on Fear the Walking Dead

The second image has James talking to the new Fear showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg.

Fear the Walking Dead

The crossover between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead was announced last month at New York Comic Con by executive producer Robert Kirkman.

James will star in Fear the Walking Dead as a series regular along with returning cast members Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia, and new series regulars Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman.

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"Lennie James brilliance and humanity in his portrayal of Morgan Jones has been part of the DNA of what makes The Walking Dead so fantastic since the very beginning," said Scott M. Gimple, executive producer for both series. 

"Morgan's story will continue in this season of The Walking Dead, and then, it begins again in the upcoming season of Fear the Walking Dead’ pushing the series - and the Walking Dead universe itself - into new directions and possibilities."

"As longtime fans of Lennie James and his portrayal of Morgan Jones, we are thrilled to have him join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead," said Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, showrunners and executive producers for Fear the Walking Dead.

"We look forward to working with Lennie to continue the journey Morgan began on The Walking Dead."

"To take Morgan into this new realm and landscape, to see who he could now be, to see where his story could go in the world of Fear the Walking Dead is wonderfully exciting and I am really looking forward to the challenge," said James.

"My time on The Walking Dead has been a blessing and one of the top working and personal experiences of my life. That cast and crew will have my love, my respect and my deep gratitude until the end of my days."

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What do we know about season four of Fear the Walking Dead?

Fear the Walking Dead

The show's fourth season features a new team of showrunners, following Dave Erickson's exit earlier this year.

Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) will work alongside Walking Dead boss Gimple as producers for the new season.

Two new cast members have also been revealed. Garrett Dillahunt (The Mindy Project) and Jenna Elman (Dharma and Greg) have joined the show as series regulars, but details of their characters remain under wraps,

Season three of Fear the Walking Dead ended on a cliffhanger after Nick Clark (Frank Dillane) blew up a dam where all the central characters were fighting for survival.

The only character viewers saw survive was Madison Clark, played by Kim Dickens.

[Read more: How Fear season 3 turned the show upside down]

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