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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.