Fear the Walking Dead is returning for Season 3, and it will feature 16 episodes – one more than the previous season. The third season is set for a premiere date of June 4, 2017, and the series will lose it’s showrunner Dave Erickson after the upcoming season.
The series has been renewed for a fourth season ahead of time and according to Deadline, Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg will take over as co-showrunners in season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead
The series follows a complicated family with high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and her boyfriend Travis Manawa. Clark has a daughter, Alicia, who is a model student while her brother Nick struggles with substance abuse. Travis’ son from a previous marriage, Chris, struggles to cope in the zombie apocalypse as they try and survive in a dying world.
A trailer for the third season was released last month, and it teases an action-packed season featuring several returning characters.
The synopsis for the upcoming season is as follows, according to Comic Book.
“As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society but family as well. Madison has reconnected with Travis, her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison’s son mere miles from his mother, Nick’s first action as a leader saw Luciana ambushed by an American militia group — the couple escaped death, but Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia’s captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.”
Emma Caulfield will join the cast of the third season in a mysterious role. Daniel Sharman of The Originals has also been cast as a series regular. He will play a character named Troy, who is characterized as having “a wild temperament and suspicious of outsiders,” according to The Wrap. The character is also described as being charismatic with a mean streak.
The militia that attacked Nick and Lucy will serve as one of the centralized villains in Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead. Fans will also see a female villain rising to power in the upcoming season. The casting for this character is yet to be revealed, and it is not guaranteed as the showrunner only spoke about the possibility.
The third season will focus on conflict south of the border and the militia coming from the United States. Mason also seems to be coming into her own as a female Rick Grimes, and she will try and reunite the family with Nick being miles away from the rest.
The series will also deal with how Lucy lives with releasing the faith that she deeply believed in was all a lie. It is clear that she will survive the gunshot wound she sustained in the second season’s finale. Lucy and Nick will either have to try and escape from the militia or work with them.
So far, Fear the Walking Dead has brought solid ratings to AMC but the second season garnered mixed reviews. The series will likely not crossover with The Walking Dead and seems to be a spinoff only carrying on the concept.
The third season premieres on June 4, 2017, which is next week. There will be 16 episodes to look forward to.
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