Fear the Walking Dead‘ might be returning for a 16-episode third season this summer but when it comes to a close, we do know that showrunner Dave Erickson won’t be steering the ship. At this point, a fourth season has yet to be confirmed, but the show has gotten increasingly better as it has gone along with the first season being mostly a dud to a must-watch second season as action and pacing have increased in just the right way.

Word has come from AMC and Sundance TV president of original programming Joel Stillerman:

“We’re beyond grateful for Dave’s amazing work on the first three seasons of ‘Fear the Walking Dead. With Dave as showrunner, the series fulfilled its creative promise to expand the ‘Walking Dead’ universe in a way that was totally unique from the original series and has gone on to become the No. 2 drama series in ad-supported cable, behind only ‘The Walking Dead.’ We are also incredibly excited that Dave has chosen to stay in the AMC family to pursue his next passion project. We look forward to many more successful collaborations.”

Apparently, he isn’t leaving the show on bad terms if the network is keeping him around to launch a new project that they are describing as his “passion project.” As Erickson has worked on ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Marco Polo’ in the past, we shouldn’t necessarily expect a comic or horror adaptation though one can only hope that is the direction he is going. Assuming whatever he does next starts at the same pace of the second season and not the first.

Do you think that Dave Erickson leaving spells the end for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ or will they be moving forward with a new showrunner? What do you think Erickson’s new series will be? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Dread Central

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