Despite only one episode having aired in the show’s second season so far, AMC has already gone ahead and renewed spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead for a third season. The upcoming season will comprise sixteen episodes, which is apparently one more than the fifteen episodes that were ordered for the current Season Two.
While anyone could live or die over the course of Season Two of Fear the Walking Dead, the series currently stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades, and Colman Domingo in lead roles. At least most of them should be returning for the show’s third season, if not all. AMC also confirmed that the series’ tie-in talk show, Talking Dead: Fear, will continue to accompany it in the following timeslot during Season Three.
A prequel series set in and around Los Angeles during the initial collapse of society, within the universe of AMC’s main The Walking Dead series, Fear the Walking Dead stars a group of families who must learn to live and survive together after everything they knew falls apart with the rise of the Walker virus. Season Two takes the protagonists into open waters, as they travel on a yacht owned by their new ally, Victor Strand, braving treacherous conditions, waterborne looters, and of course, flesh-eating zombies.
The first season of Fear the Walking Dead drew mixed reception in many circles, and while some of its tension and production value was praised, most agree that the series is currently inferior to the main Walking Dead show. The first episode of Season Two also drew mixed reception from critics and fans, including from us, but the season is young, and the show has plenty of time to start keeping pace with its mainline cousin, which concluded its sixth season at the start of this month, and will begin its seventh season this Fall.
Fear the Walking Dead airs on AMC on Sundays, at 9:00 P.M.
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