Fear the Walking Dead Renewed for a Third Season!

Fear the Walking Dead renewed for a third season

Days after the season two premiere Fear the Walking Dead, AMC has announced they’ve renewed the companion show for a third season. The second season premiered as the #2 show on cable (behind its sister series The Walking Dead) and the #7 show in all of television. The 16-episode third season will air in 2017.

In addition, AMC announced the renewal of the live aftershow Talking Dead: Fear, hosted by Christ Hardwick, set to follow every episode of the series.

Sunday’s Fear the Walking Dead season two premiere delivered 8.8 million viewers, including 5.7 million adults 25-54 and 5.3 million adults 18-49. The live “Talking Dead: Fear” aftershow delivered 2.8 million viewers including 1.8 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million 18-49.

“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.” 

Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. If you missed an episode of Fear the Walking Dead, or just need a refresher, you can read our weekly recaps by clicking here.