AMC has ordered a third run on Fear the Walking Dead after the show’s season two premiere drew big audiences on its main US channel.
Outside the US the spin-off from The Walking Dead airs on AMC Global and, in the UK, on AMC from BT.
In addition to the 16-part third season, the network has also renewed the live aftershow “Talking Dead: Fear,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, for another season.
“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.”