‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 3

“The Walking Dead” spinoff stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis and Alycia Debnam-Carey

Last Updated: April 15, 2016 @ 9:57 AM

AMC has renewed “Fear the Walking Dead” for a third season, just a week after its second season premiere.

The “Walking Dead” spinoff stars Kim Dickens, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Rubén Blades, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo and Cliff Curtis.

Robert Kirkman, the writer of the comic book on which “The Walking Dead” is based and an executive producer of the original show, also serves as executive producer on “Fear the Walking Dead,” along with executive producers Greg Nicotero, Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert.

Dave Erickson is the showrunner.

“What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is to be applauded,” said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement. “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. 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.”

The first seven episodes of Season 2 of “Fear” will air this spring, with the final half of the 15-episode season airing later in 2016.

Each episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” will be followed by the interactive live talk show “Talking Dead” at 10 p.m. ET.

“Fear the Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.