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"Better Call Saul," "Fear the Walking Dead," "McMafia" Renewed at AMC – Variety



AMC has renewed the drama series "Better Call Saul", "Fear the Walking Dead" and "McMafia". The announcement was made on Saturday on the TCA summer press tour.

Both "Better Call Saul" and "Fear the Walking Dead" were extended for Season Five, while "McMafia" was extended for a second season.

"Better Call Saul's" renewal is ahead of Season 4 premiere on Aug. 6. The series features Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito. Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison serve as executive producers. The series is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios by Gilligan and Gould.

During its run, the show has won 23 Emmy nominations and three Golden Globe nominations.

"Fear the Walking Dead" Was renewed before the premiere of the second half of his fourth season. "The Walking Dead" star Lennie James joined in the fourth season of the sister series, along with Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman. Recurring performers include Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia.

"Fear the Walking Dead" is produced by Scott M. Gimple, show runners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and produced by AMC Studios.

"McMafia" was created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins and inspired by Misha Glenny's eponymous bestseller on the "franchising" of the mafia as it spread worldwide. "McMafia" is co-produced by BBC, AMC and Cuba Pictures in collaboration with Twickenham Studios and distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

AMC recently announced a second season extension for "The Terror" with the second season to be set during World War II. It will focus on a ghost that threatens a Japanese-American community from their homes in Southern California to internment camps to the Pacific War.

"In an environment where the choice of viewers is virtually unlimited, the success of these shows is particularly significant, with characters and stories that our viewers connect with and revisit season after season," said David Madden, president of the original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "It is a privilege to continue working with and sharing the talented creatives of these series, and we look forward to exploring the next chapter in the lives of these unique and complex characters."


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