AMC has renewed three of its primetime drama series – “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” and “McMafia” with the announcement being made Saturday at the TCA summer press tour.
The “Breaking Bad” and “Walking Dead” spin-offs will each score a fifth season, while the more recent “McMafia” is getting a second. The renewals come ahead of the imminent premieres of the fourth seasons of both ‘Fear’ and ‘Saul’.
AMC also recently announced a second season renewal for its horror anthology series “The Terror” with the new season to be set during World War II and deal with a specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to the war in the Pacific.
They’ve also picked up the anthology series “Dispatches from Elsewhere” created by and starring Jason Segel. The hour-long series is about a group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life – one that goes far deeper than they ever imagined. Filming begins early next year.