AMC’s pre-walking dead series “Fear the Walking Dead” has already been popular enough to warrant renewal for a third season. While it has just begun the second season, AMC recognizes its potential and fast tracked the renewal.
AMC announced the renewal just days after the second season premiered to an amazing 8.8 million viewers. The show, which follows a new group of survivors struggling through society’s collapse in the midst of a zombie virus outbreak, will return for a 16-episode season three in 2017. AMC also announced that the series’ Chris Hardwick-hosted after the show called, Talking Dead: Fear, will also be back for another season, continuing to air after each new episode.
In a statement released by the network, Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, lauded the success of the show, as well as its creators:
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. “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.
The show airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.