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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 16
Broadcast
Original channel AMC
Original run June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) – October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)
List of Fear the Walking Dead episodes

The third season of Fear the Walking Dead, an American horror-drama television series on AMC, premiered on June 4, 2017 and consisted of 16 episodes.[1] The season is split into two eight-episode parts, with the first half concluding on July 9, 2017; the second half premiered on September 10, 2017 and concluded on October 15, 2017.[2] The series is a companion series and prequel to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

The season follows a dysfunctional, blended family composed of Madison Clark (Kim Dickens), her fiancé Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), her daughter Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey), her drug-addicted son Nick (Frank Dillane) and his lover Luciana Galvez (Danay García), as they reach the U.S.-Mexico border and find refuge on a ranch owned by the Otto family, consisting of patriarch Jeremiah Otto (Dayton Callie) and his two sons Troy (Daniel Sharman) and Jake (Sam Underwood). Meanwhile, Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) reunites with Daniel Salazar (Rubén Blades), who was presumed dead, who returns to find his daughter Ofelia (Mercedes Mason) who was separated from the group.

Production

AMC renewed the series for a 16-episode third season on April 15, 2016.[3] Production began in January 2017 in Baja, Mexico.[4] This was the final season with co-creator Dave Erickson as showrunner as he left the series after the conclusion of the third season.[5] In February 2017, it was announced that Emma Caulfield was cast in the season.[6] In March 2017, it was revealed that Daniel Sharman joined the cast as a series regular.[7] In April 2017, several new actors were announced having joined the series; including Dayton Callie (reprising his guest role from season 2) and Sam Underwood, who, along with Daniel Sharman play members of the Otto family; and Lisandra Tena as Lola Guerrero.[8]

Cast

Main cast

Main article: List of Fear the Walking Dead characters

The third season features twelve actors receiving main cast billing status, with seven returning from the first season; nine are listed as main cast members in the second season, while four new cast members are introduced. Danay García was promoted from recurring status and Daniel Sharman, Sam Underwood, Dayton Callie and Lisandra Tena were added to the main cast. This is the first season not to include Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michelle Ang and Lorenzo James Henrie who were all credited as main cast members in previous seasons.

Supporting cast

  • Michael Greyeyes as Qaletaqa Walker: A Native American in a war with Jeremiah Otto, who he claims occupies his lands.
  • Justin Rain as Lee "Crazy Dog": The right-hand man of Qaletaqa.
  • Karen Bethzabe as Elena Reyes: The Rosario Beach hotel manager.
  • Ramses Jimenez as Hector Reyes: Elena's nephew.
  • Rae Gray as Gretchen Trimbol: A resident of Broke Jaw Ranch who becomes friends with Alicia.
  • Michael William Freeman as Blake Sarno: A member of the militia.
  • Jason Manuel Olazabal as Dante Esquivel: The leader of Gonzalez Dam.
  • Linda Gehringer as Christine: A resident of Broke Jaw Ranch who forms a bond with Alicia.
  • Jesse Borrego as Efrain Morales: A man who saves Daniel after he is injured in a fire.
  • Edwina Findley as Diana: A pragmatic survivor who becomes friends with Alicia.
  • Ray McKinnon as Proctor John: The leader of a gang known as the Proctors.

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
221"Eye of the Beholder"Andrew BernsteinDave EricksonJune 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)3.11[9]
232"The New Frontier"Stefan SchwartzMark RichardJune 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)2.70[9]
243"TEOTWAWKI"Deborah ChowRyan ScottJune 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)2.50[10]
254"100"Alex Garcia LopezAlan PageJune 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)2.40[11]
265"Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame"Daniel StammSuzanne HeathcoteJune 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)2.50[12]
276"Red Dirt"Courtney HuntWes BrownJuly 2, 2017 (2017-07-02)2.19[13]
287"The Unveiling"Jeremy WebbMark RichardJuly 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)2.62[14]
298"Children of Wrath"Andrew BernsteinJami O'BrienJuly 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)2.40[14]
309"Minotaur"Stefan SchwartzDave Erickson & Mike ZunicSeptember 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)2.14[15]
3110"The Diviner"Paco CabezasRyan ScottSeptember 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)2.14[15]
3211"La Serpiente"Josef WladykaMark Richard & Lauren SignorinoSeptember 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)1.99[16]
3312"Brother's Keeper"Alrick RileyWes BrownSeptember 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)2.08[17]
3413"This Land Is Your Land"Meera MenonSuzanne HeathcoteOctober 1, 2017 (2017-10-01)2.36[18]
3514"El Matadero"Stefan SchwartzAlan PageOctober 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)2.23[19]
3615"Things Bad Begun"Andrew BernsteinJami O'BrienOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)2.23[20]
3716"Sleigh Ride"Andrew BernsteinDave Erickson & Mark RichardOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)2.23[20]

Reception

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a rating of 83%, based on 6 reviews, whose average rating is 7.26/10. The site's critical consensus is, "A distinctive ensemble brings a compelling flavor of Fear the Walking Dead mythos, but this ambitious spinoff still shares its originator's penchant longwinded pacing that may diminish the tension for some viewers."[21]

Fear the Walking Dead (season 3): Critical reception by episode
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Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Eye of the Beholder" June 4, 2017 1.2 3.11[9] 0.9 1.97 2.1 5.08[22]
2 "The New Frontier" June 4, 2017 1.0 2.70[9] 1.0 1.93 2.0 4.63[22]
3 "TEOTWAWKI" June 11, 2017 1.0 2.50[10] 0.8 1.72 1.8 4.22[23]
4 "100" June 18, 2017 0.9 2.40[11] 0.8 1.67 1.7 4.07[24]
5 "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame" June 25, 2017 1.0 2.50[12] 0.8 1.68 1.8 4.18[25]
6 "Red Dirt" July 2, 2017 0.8 2.19[13] 0.7 1.50 1.5 3.70[26][lower-alpha 1]
7 "The Unveiling" July 9, 2017 0.9 2.62[14] 0.6 1.20 1.5 3.82[27][lower-alpha 1]
8 "Children of Wrath" July 9, 2017 0.8 2.40[14] 0.7 1.35 1.5 3.75[27][lower-alpha 1]
9 "Minotaur" September 10, 2017 0.8 2.14[15] N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 "The Diviner" September 10, 2017 0.8 2.14[15] N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 "La Serpiente" September 17, 2017 0.7 1.99[16] 0.6 1.35 1.3 3.34[28]
12 "Brother's Keeper" September 24, 2017 0.8 2.08[17] N/A N/A N/A N/A
13 "This Land Is Your Land" October 1, 2017 0.9 2.36[18] 0.6 1.40 1.5 3.77[29]
14 "El Matadero" October 8, 2017 0.8 2.23[19] 0.6 1.51 1.4 3.74[30]
15 "Things Bad Begun" October 15, 2017 0.8 2.23[20] 0.7 1.60 1.5 3.83[31]
16 "Sleigh Ride" October 15, 2017 0.8 2.23[20] 0.7 1.60 1.5 3.83[31]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Live +7 ratings were not available, so Live +3 ratings have been used instead.

Home media

The third season, featuring audio commentaries and deleted scenes, was released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 13, 2018.[32]

References

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