AMC viewers will continue to Fear the Walking Dead well into 2017.
The cable network announced today that the drama has been picked up for a 16-episode third season.
The news comes just a few days after Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 garnered a giant 8.8 million viewers in live+3 ratings (5.3 million of which fell into the 18-49 demo).
The third season will kick off in 2017.
“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 Studios via statement.
“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.”