Friday, April 15, 2016

AMC Renews 'Fear the Walking Dead' for Season 3

Days after the drama returned for its second season, AMC has renewed its original drama series Fear the Walking Dead for a third season. The new season will be composed of 16 episodes and air in 2017. The network has also confirmed that the live aftershow Talking Dead: Fear will accompany all new episodes of Fear.

In Live+3 ratings, the Season 2 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on Sunday, April 10 delivered 8.8 million total viewers, 5.7 million Adults 25-54 and 5.3 million Adults 18-49.

The drama stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, Rubén Blades and Colman Domingo.

A wholly original companion series to The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson. AMC Studios produces.

"What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in Fear the Walking Dead is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world - it's fresh, eerie and compelling and we're all in for the ride," said Charlie Collier, President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "As Victor Strand observed, 'The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness.' We thank the millions of fans for embracing this mad world and look forward to sailing far into the future."