Fear The Walking Dead's second season only just premiered on April 10, but AMC has already renewed The Walking Dead spin-off for a third season.
The new season's premiere episode garnered 5.7 million viewers, making it the second-highest rated show on cable, behind only its parent program, The Walking Dead, spurring AMC to offer the show's renewal only days after the premiere aired.
“What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in Fear The Walking Dead is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world – it’s fresh, eerie and compelling and we’re all in for the ride,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “As Victor Strand observed, ‘The only way to survive a mad world is to embrace the madness.’ We thank the millions of fans for embracing this mad world and look forward to sailing far into the future.”
Fear The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC.