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AMC Renews ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

News of the Pick-Up Comes Before the Season Three Premiere on June 4

AMC has greenlit “The Walking Dead” prequel “Fear The Walking Dead” for a fourth season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2017-18. News of the pick-up comes before its season three premiere on June 4.

Debuting on Aug. 23, 2015, “Fear The Walking Dead” series follows a dysfunctional blended family composed of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens), her English teacher boyfriend Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), her daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), her drug-addicted son Nick (Frank Dillane), Travis’ son from a previous marriage, Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie), Chris’ mother Liza Ortiz (Elizabeth Rodriguez), and others who join their group at the onset of the zombie apocalypse They must revamp themselves, skills and attitude wise, to survive, as they come to terms with the impending collapse of civilization.

Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg (“Once Upon a Time”) are joining “Fear The Walking Dead” as co-showrunners, starting with season four. And Scott M. Gimple, executive producer and showrunner of “The Walking Dead” will become an executive producer of “Fear the Walking Dead.”

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, based on the Live + 3 Day ratings.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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