Fear the Walking Dead will rise again for a fifth season next year.
AMC announced today the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event that the survival horror spinoff has been renewed for a fifth season. The renewal comes ahead of the mid-season premiere for the fourth season on August 12. The announcement was included with a wave of renewals from the network including a fifth season renewal for Better Call Saul.
So far the fourth season has proved to be a pivotal one for the AMC series featuring the loss of original star Kim Dickens and the first official crossover between the spinoff and its parent series The Walking Dead with the arrival of Lennie James' Morgan as part of the cast.
At the show's spotlight panel last week at Comic-Con International in San Diego, executive producer Dave Alpert teased that the second half of Season 4 will be scarier and more "screwed up" than the first half of the season. Now, with a fifth season incoming, the series can go even darker than ever before.
Fear the Walking Dead stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, and Jenna Elfman. The series returns August 12 for the second half of its fourth season.