With less than two weeks left before Fear the Walking Dead premieres the first episode of the show's eight-episode Season 3B, AMC released a brand new behind-the-scenes feature on the show's return, as well as titles and brief synopses for the first three episodes of the season.
September 10, 2017: Episode 3×09 – Minotaur
Written by Dave Erickson and Mike Zunic and directed by Stefan Schwartz:
"In the aftermath of the Clark family's actions, new leadership assumes control of the Ranch. Daniel assists Lola in the distribution of water."
September 10, 2017: Episode 3×10 – The Diviner
Written by Ryan Scott and directed by Paco Cabeza:
"With the Ranch dangerously low on resources, Madison and Walker leave in search of a solution. Nick and Alicia struggle to keep the peace."
September 17, 2017: Episode 3×11 – La Serpiente
Written by Mark Richard and Lauren Signorino and directed by Josef Wladyka:
"Following the rekindling of an old friendship, a mission is launched to replenish the Ranch's water supply by seeking the help of another community."
While considered by many to have gotten off to a rocky start at beginning of the series, Fear The Walking Dead has seen ratings increases in key demos and positive online reactions to its third season. Many credit the militia and Broke Jaw Ranch storylines for changing the tone and direction of the show, as well as the creators' willingness to kill off key characters and take greater risks with the characters overall. Establishing Madison (Kim Dickens) as the "Rick Grimes" of the series was also considered to be a major step in a positive direction.
— FearTWD (@FearTWD) August 29, 2017
Here'a a look at Fear The Walking Dead's midseason trailer, as well as a reminder of how Season 3 was originally described by AMC. Amazing just how much things have changed in such a short period of time…
"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."
Fear the Walking Dead includes Dickens, Frank Dillane, Daniel Sharman, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, and Ruben Blades; and is executive-produced by Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert.
Video via Entertainment Weekly
And in the UK, Fear the Walking Dead returning Monday 11th September at 9pm on AMC, exclusive to BT