New Walking Dead web series will introduce in-flight zombies

AMC has announced plans for another companion series based in the same world as The Walking Dead, this time on the web. The 16-part series entitled Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462 will debut on AMC.com October 4, and chronicle an in-flight outbreak during the early stages of the zombie epidemic as people aboard a commercial vessel realise one of their fellow travellers is infected.

Following its online premiere, the show will continue to air every Sunday both online and during commercial breaks for The Walking Dead season 6. The one-minute episodes share a strong connection to Fear The Walking Dead - as evidenced by the show's title - and will sync up to that series further down the line.

Flight 462 is a great extension of the world of Fear and will engage fans across multiple platforms with another riveting story set at the start of the fall of civilization,” said AMC original programming president Joel Stillerman. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dave Erickson and David Wiener on another piece of original content. Watching how they’ll bring one of these new characters to the second season of Fear will be really exciting for viewers to follow.”

You can catch the first episode of Flight 462 this Sunday, the same day Fear The Walking Dead is scheduled to wrap up its first season of slow-burn dramatics, and continue to chart its flightpath when The Walking Dead season 6 debuts on October 11.