The era of the quick series renewals continues.

Days after a season two premiere, AMC announced that it has renewed the series set at the onset of the zombie apocalypse for a third season.

The third season of Fear the Walking Dead will consist of 16 episodes and will air in 2017.

The network also announced that it had renewed the live aftershow Talking Dead: Fear, hosted by Chris Hardwick, for another season, following all new episodes of Fear.

“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, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “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 season two premiere racked up 8.8 million total viewers in Live +3 ratings.

**Photo Credit: Richard Foreman/AMC**

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