‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Earns a Fourth Season

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3
Alycia Debnam-Carey in ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ (Photo by Michael Desmond/AMC)

AMC’s The Walking Dead prequel, Fear the Walking Dead, has been picked up for a fourth season. Season three of the dramatic series is set to premiere on June 4, 2017, with the first half of the third season consisting of eight episodes that will air over six weeks. The cast of season three includes Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Colman Domingo as Strand and Danay Garcia as Luciana, along with new series regulars Dayton Callie (Sons of Anarchy), Daniel Sharman (The Originals), Sam Underwood (The Following), and Lisandra Tena (Chicago P.D.).

The network also announced Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg will be co-showrunners on season four, and Scott M. Gimple will become an executive producer.

“We’re very excited to continue the journey of Fear The Walking Dead, and truly look forward to working with the talented team of Andrew Chambliss, Ian Goldberg, and Scott Gimple,” stated Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV.

“We are thrilled to be joining Fear The Walking Dead and couldn’t be more excited to work alongside the wonderful team at AMC on this show,” added new showrunners Chambliss and Goldberg. “We love this universe and are truly honored to have the chance to contribute to it.”

The Season 3 Plot: As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent region formerly known as the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. Madison has reconnected with Travis, her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison’s son is only a few miles from his mother, but Nick’s first action as a leader saw him and Luciana ambushed by an American militia group – the couple escaped death, Luciana was shot, and Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia’s captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.