April 15, 2016

AMC announced today that Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season. The pickup comes less than a week after the show's sophomore season premiere, which drew solid viewership on par with its Season 1 finale. The early renewal is not out of character for the show, as it was initially renewed for a second season months in advance of its series premiere.

The network has ordered 16 episodes for Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead, which is a slight increase over the 15 ordered for Season 2. Look for a premiere in 2017.