Last month, word spread regarding AMC’s plans to bring a standalone episode of Fear the Walking Dead to the masses. Presented in the same vein as The Walking Dead webisodes that have been featured online for previous seasons, Variety is reporting that a 16-episode Fear the Walking Dead web series is set to launch this October.
Titled Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, the story “follows a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during an early outbreak.” Each short episode will explore the lives of those on the plane and how events transpire once an infected traveler is discovered on board. The premiere webisode will go live on AMC.com on October 4, and will subsequently air during two commercial breaks during the season six premiere of The Walking Dead a week later. After the October 11 return of Rick and the gang, new webisodes of Flight 462 will bow online and air throughout the sixth season duration of the network’s flagship series.
As was previously reported, one of the characters featured in this new web series will end up surviving the in-flight chaos and join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead for its 15-episode second season. In looking at the above promo photo for the project, my bet is on the girl in the green jacket. She’s got moxie.