While Lennie James’s impact as Morgan Jones in Fear the Walking Dead might have only been slight so far, he’s set to make a big splash once the second half of Season 4 gets underway. At the zombie spin-off show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, James revealed that we’ll shortly see Morgan somewhere we never thought we’d see him … on the toilet.
“I got a phone call from [showrunners] Andrew [Chambliss] and Ian [Goldberg] saying, ‘I have to have a really serious conversation with you, Lennie,'” James explained. “‘There is a thing we’re thinking of putting into the script, and we want to be really sure that you are okay with it.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, this is going to be really exciting’. And all it was was, ‘Can we show Morgan going to the toilet?’ That was it.”
He joked, “I felt like a big boy, I did number twos on my own,” before adding, “And also there are new challenges for Morgan coming up in the second half about where he belongs, if he belongs, and how he belongs.”
James’s revelation prompted a question at a press conference later about whether walkers defecate. Scott M. Gimple, who oversees the Walking Dead universe, replied, “I think there’s a fermentation process that could result in projectiles.”
But while there’s that to look forward to from Morgan, and who-knows-what from the show’s zombies, there are also five new characters to put on our radar. Each can be seen in the brand new trailer for Season 4B.
Ian Goldberg made the announcement. “They’re going to bring very different energies to the show,” he said. “Some are going to bring humour and a different way of looking at the world. Some are going to bring hope. We’re gonna maybe take away that hope, but they’re going to bring a lot of variety to the show.”
While Goldberg named the actors — Aaron Stanford, Steven Henderson, Tonya Pinkins, Mo Collins, and Daryl Chill Mitchell — he stopped short of revealing character names and details.
Andrew Chambliss also teased that the trailer may have revealed the antagonist or antagonists of the second half of the season. He added cryptically, “This person or persons may know our characters better than they do and may have some insights that they don’t have.”
Season 4B of Fear the Walking Dead premieres on August 12.