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Fear the Walking Dead season 3 gets a June 4 premiere date

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The seventh season of The Walking Dead has officially come to an end, and that means we can expect that the show's companion series Fear the Walking Dead will soon be filling in its Sunday night timeslot on AMC. 

Last year, Fear the Walking Dead swooped in to pick up the slack really quickly - The Walking Dead season six wrapped up on April 3, 2016 and Fear the Walking Dead season two made its debut one week later, on April 10th. This year, zombies are going to be off the airwaves a little longer than that. We had known that Fear the Walking Dead season three wouldn't start airing until June, and now we know the exact date of the season premiere: Fear the Walking Dead returns June 4th.

This later premiere date at first gave me some hope that this season of Fear the Walking Dead wouldn't have a mid-season break, as The Walking Dead does and the second season of Fear the Walking Dead did as well - the mid-season break between the airdates of the seventh and eighth episodes lasted thirteen weeks. The Walking Dead tends to come back in October, and the June 4th start of Fear the Walking Dead would give AMC just enough time to air season three's sixteen episodes before we reach October, with only a week to spare. It would be a nice change of pace if we were to get sixteen straight weeks of tales from the zombie apocalypse, rather than having to wait for a while at the halfway point, but there is indeed going to be a mid-season break during Fear the Walking Dead season three.

AMC is buying themselves some mid-season time by doubling up some of Fear the Walking Dead's episodes. Two episodes will be airing back-to-back on June 4th, then there will be four weeks of single episodes before the season's seventh and eighth episodes air back-to-back on July 9th. We will then have reached the mid-season break.

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 (Kim Dickens) has reconnected with Travis (Cliff Curtis), her apocalyptic partner, but Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) has been fractured by her murder of Andres. Madison's son mere miles from his mother, Nick’s (Frank Dillane) first action as a leader saw Luciana (Danay Garcia) ambushed by an American militia group — the couple escaped death, but Nick no longer feels immortal. Recovering both emotionally and physically, Strand (Colman Domingo) has his sights set on harnessing the new world’s currency, and Ofelia's (Mercedes Mason) captivity will test her ability to survive and see if she can muster the savagery of her father.

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Source: AMC

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