Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season, AMC announced via a press release. The renewal comes the same week as the season two premiere, which had an 8.8 million total viewership in the Live+3 ratings.
The spin-off series of the top show on TV, The Walking Dead, is the #2 show on cable this season with its strong debut. The third season will be for 16 episodes in 2017.
The Talking Dead: Fear aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick will also get another season, airing after each episode of Fear the Walking Dead.
"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 in the press release. "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 airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.