There will be more Fear in the future.
AMC announced on Friday that it has renewed The Walking Dead spin-off Fear the Walking Dead for a third season of 16 episodes, which will hit the air in 2017. The news comes on the heels of the zombie drama kicking off its second season last Sunday and netting 8.8 million viewers, up more than 30 percent from last season.
In addition, the network renewed Talking Dead: Fear. The live aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick, who also hosts Talking Dead, the Walking Dead live aftershow, airs after new episodes of Fear the Walking Dead. Talking Dead: Fear tallied 2.8 million viewers.
“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.”