While watching The Walking Dead, it’s easy to get so caught up in this core group of characters’ stories that you forget that this zombie apocalypse is actually happening all over the world. Fear the Walking Dead has brought us a little taste of what the journey to survival looks like for a different set of characters, but AMC plans on showing us a completely different perspective, coming from a very unique circumstance. What would a zombie attack look like on a plane, during a flight?
Entertainment Weekly had this to say about the half hour special planned to tie in to Fear the Walking Dead:
“…AMC is producing a half-hour special that will tell a stand-alone story following a group of passengers facing a walker attack on an airline while in flight. One character who survives that encounter will then join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in season two.”
Digging further into the Walking Dead universe, you’ll find that a web series on the AMC website has been showing separate stories online, which is the same format in which this new plane story will be presented. There will also be teasers for it during the actual show:
“The airline attack story will debut online, and will unfold this in chapters that will air during Walking Dead’s on-air telecasts. In other words: You’re watching The Walking Dead, AMC cuts to commercial break, then you get a chapter in the as-yet-untitled stand-alone airline attack drama.”
With so many unknowns about the other survivors (and non-survivors) of the zombie outbreak, this is a great way to address how other people may have endured it. Setting the story in a confined space, such as a plane, brings it to a whole other level of horrifying, and that much more intriguing to watch! There better be some quick thinking and weapon MacGyver-ing if anyone is to make it off that plane alive.