AMC announced today that it has renewed Fear the Walking Dead for a fourth season, ahead of its upcoming season three premiere on June 4. In addition, Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) are boarding "Fear" as co-showrunners, starting with season four. Additionally, Scott M. Gimple, executive producer and showrunner of "The Walking Dead" will become an executive producer of "Fear the Walking Dead."
"We're very excited to continue the journey of Fear The Walking Dead, and truly look forward to working with the talented team of Andrew Chambliss, Ian Goldberg, and Scott Gimple," said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV.
"We are thrilled to be joining Fear The Walking Dead and couldn't be more excited to work alongside the wonderful team at AMC on this show," said Chambliss and Goldberg. "We love this universe and are truly honored to have the chance to contribute to it."
In the second half of its second season, Fear the Walking Dead averaged 5.3 million viewers per episode, including 3.4 million adults 25-54 and 3 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings, firmly establishing "Fear" as one of the top shows on cable.
AMC previously announced that Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson would be transitioning off of the show upon completion of production of season 3 to develop new products for AMC Studios.
A wholly original companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years, Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, David Erickson and Scott M. Gimple and produced by AMC Studios.
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Fear the Walking Dead begins its third season on June 4. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season in October of 2017. The first trailer will arrive at San Diego Comic Con in July. For complete coverage and insider info all off-season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.