Fear The Walking Dead, AMC’s pre-zombie apocalypse spin-off of its post-zombie apocalypse hit The Walking Dead, will be back for another season.
The network announced the series renewal today, only days after Fear’s second season premiered to a whopping 8.8 million viewers. The show, which follows a new group of survivors struggling through society’s collapse in the midst of a zombie virus outbreak, will return for a 16-episode season three in 2017. The series’ Chris Hardwick-hosted after-show, Talking Dead: Fear, will also be back for another season, continuing to air after each new episode.
In a statement released by the network, Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, lauded the success of the show, as well as its creators:
Fear The Walking Dead is currently the second-highest-rated series on cable television. The show airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.