Following Sunday's midseason 3 finale of Fear the Walking Dead, the midseason premiere date has been revealed.
Following a two-month hiatus, Fear the Walking Dead will return on Sunday, September 10 at 9 pm ET on AMC. The back half of the season will run through the end of Fall TV season, leading to the premiere of The Walking Dead's eighth season in October. For The Walking Dead, a premiere date has not yet been announced, but will come from San Diego Comic Con later this month, along with new trailers for both series.
Holding Fear the Walking Dead's next episodes until September prevents the AMC series from competing with the highly anticipated seventh season of Game of Thrones on HBO.
"There's a complete story that the 16 episodes encompasses, and the elements for it have all been introduced in the first eight, so I wouldn't say it is a reinvention so much," Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson told ComicBook.com of Season 3. "I think that we're in a very precarious position. Madison and Nick have conspired in a murder, and they're going to sell that... She sets it up at the end of the season as a suicide. So, we're gonna go into the back half with a treaty of peace between the nation and the ranchers, and an understanding or an assumption that Jeremiah did something noble, that Jeremiah took his own life as a nod to Walker in an effort to avoid violence and to save his sons, his Ranch, his legacy."
While the series will be a bit different as the feud between Broke Jaw Ranch and Walker's Native American clan has been resolved, the Clark family will be "walking on eggshells" within their own community as they run the risk of Troy, Jake or other characters learning the truth of what happened to Jeremiah.
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Fear the Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season in October of 2017. The first trailer is expected to arrive at San Diego Comic Con in July. For complete coverage and insider info all off-season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.