AMC Renews ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ for Fourth Season

AMC has renewed its The Walking Dead prequel Fear The Walking Dead for a fourth season in advance of the series' June 4 season three premiere, network officials said Friday.

 The fourth season of the series will feature new co-showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon A Time). In addition, Scott Gimple will join the show as executive producer, said the network.

AMC previously announced that Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson would be transitioning off of the show after the third season season to develop new products for AMC Studios.

The series averaged 5.3 million viewers during the second half of its second season, including 3.4 million adults 25-54 and 3 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings.

“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,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV in a statement.

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