After an explosive third season of Fear the Walking Dead that brought the end of many characters, AMC is starting to beef up its cast with new actors. Following the addition of new series regular Garret Dillahunt, another new series regular has been added, with Jenna Elfman coming aboard. Just like Garret Dillahunt's character, no details were given for Jenna Elfman's role, with more on her role said to be revealed at a later date, perhaps when production gets under way for this season. If you still haven't caught up with Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead, there will be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
While no details were given for these characters, it's possible that we could meet both Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman's characters when the main characters find their way to Houston. In the Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 finale, the new villain Proctor John (Ray McKinnon), states that they will set sail to, "what's left of Houston" with Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey). There have also been sources who claim that production on Season 4 will also be moved to Texas, but no exact shooting locations have been given, and it's unclear when the show is scheduled to start production. Still, the Texas connection has fans wondering about the recently-confirmed crossover between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
Robert Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead comics and serves as an executive producer on both shows, confirmed at New York Comic Con that there will be a Walking Dead crossover, with one character from the flagship series appearing in Fear the Walking Dead. He wouldn't divulge any specific details, including which character would in fact cross over, but fans started speculating immediately that it would be none other than Michael Cudlitz's Abraham Ford, who was killed off in the Season 7 premiere by the villainous Negan. The Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 premiere hadn't yet aired at that time, but now that it is, the connection to Abraham Ford is hard to ignore.
Both the Robert Kirkman comic books and The Walking Dead TV series have previously established that Abraham Ford is in fact from Houston, and after the zombie apocalypse started, Abraham and his wife Beth and their two children were holed up in a local grocery store. After his wife was raped while he was out on a supply run, Abraham killed the rapist and two others, causing his family to flee from him, and he found them dead on the side of the road a few days later. Shortly thereafter, he met up with Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt), who told him of a "mission" to get to Washington D.C., which later lead to them meeting Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) before they crossed paths with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. It's possible that this crossover character could also be Christian Serratos' Rosita, but since she's still alive on The Walking Dead, it would make more sense if it was Michael Cudlitz's Abraham, since he wouldn't have to worry about the schedules conflicting for both shows.
Both Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman's characters will help fill the void left behind by a number of characters who lost their lives in Season 3, like the show's male lead character, Cliff Curtis' Travis Manawa and Mercedes Mahson's Ofelia Salazar. A massive explosion at the end of Season 3 also left the fate of practically every other character up in the air, except for Kim Dickens' Madison Clark, so it will be interesting to see who survives. The show also brought back Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) last season, after he was thought to be dead in the second season. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about Jenna Elfman joining Fear the Walking Dead, with the actress coming off the ABC comedy series Imaginary Mary, which was canceled after just one season.