April 14, 2017

AMC announced today that Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for a fourth season. The early pickup comes in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the zombie drama's 16-episode third season on June 4.

Today's news included some behind-the-scenes changes for Season 4, as Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg - who both last worked on Once Upon a Time - will be joining the show as co-showrunners. They will be taking over for Dave Erikson, who will be departing after Season 3 in order to begin developing new products for AMC Studios. Also, the current showrunner of The Walking Dead, Scott M. Gimple, will be added as an executive producer on Fear.

Fear the Walking Dead is a companion series to the mega-hit The Walking Dead, taking place in the same universe but at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse focusing on new characters in a different location.