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TCA 2018: AMC’s Sets April Date for ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

Pasadena, Calif--AMC will return its zombie-themed series Fear The Walking Dead on April 15, the network announced during its Television Critics Association winter press tour session.

Season four of the prequel to The Walking Dead will feature the first crossover character between the the shows in Morgan Jones, played by actor Lennie James. The series is executive produced by Scott Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.

The announcement comes on the heels of AMC’s renewal of The Walking Deadfor a ninth season.

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AMC also announced the premiere date for new original series McMafia (Feb. 26). Immediately after its premiere, the entire first season of the series will be available on the network’s AMC Premiere premium service, according to AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios President Charlie Collier.

Also getting premiere dates are AMC’s new horror series The Terror (March 26); its original special James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction (April 30), as well as returning series Into The Badlands (April 22).

In other AMC Networks news, SundanceTV said it has picked up a second season of its thriller series Liar. Also announced yesterday during the TCA, IFC renewed its horror/comedy series Stan Against Evil for a third season and set an April 15 premiere date for the second season of sports comedy series Brockmire.

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