by: S. Scott Stanikmas
AMC has made it official – even the friendly skies aren’t immune to the ravages of the zombie apocalypse.
Hinted at not too long ago, the cable channel that now brings us two shows about the undead trying to eat every last one of us is now bringing a companion webseries to life.
Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 will tie into the same timeline as its namesake series, Fear the Walking Dead. The series will consist of 16 episodes at less than one minute apiece. The first installment will take off on Sunday October 4 on AMC.com and then air during two commercial breaks as promos on October 11 during the big Season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead.
New episodes will continue to air this way until all 16 have been shown, giving us the complete story.
AMC gave us the following official synopsis:
Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 tells the story of a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. Over the course of the series, the plane and the lives of its passengers are put in jeopardy once they discover an infected traveler.
One lucky survivor from the flight from hell will join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in its 15 episode sophomore season in 2016.
I enjoyed the first three web series AMC created for The Walking Dead, particularly the one showing us the “origin” of the Bicycle Girl Zombie in Season 1. Hopefully this is more of the same.