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AMC's 'Walking Dead' Franchise Infects Airline Travel With New Web Series

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | October 05, 2015

AMC's 'Walking Dead' Franchise Infects Airline Travel With New Web Series

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Thankfully, sudden onset zombie infestation remains an airline fiasco based in pure fiction.

And equally more fortunate, we get to enjoy watching how that might all play out thanks to a webisode series based on AMC’s new series “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is itself a prequel of sorts to the wildly popular “The Walking Dead.”

Below is the first of 16 mini-episodes that will find its way onto AMC’s mobile app and television programming (during premiere episodes of “The Walking Dead”).

It features a young traveler getting on an airplane during very ominous circumstances.

While we don’t get much in the way of closure, we definitely get more than enough footage to pique our interest into the fate of Flight 462:

Variety’s Laura Prudom has more on the exciting series, including what audiences can expect from the Internet offshoot.

Prudom writes: “The story follows a group of airline passengers who discover that one of their fellow travelers is infected with the virus, putting their lives at risk. One of the new characters who survives the zombie encounter will join the cast of ‘Fear’ in season two, which will continue to explore what happened to humanity in the weeks before Rick Grimes woke from his coma in the first episode of ‘The Walking Dead.’”

As the report states, this series is closely tied to “Fear the Walking Dead.” So much so that one of the characters will become a more visible fixture in the network’s budding zombie series.

For we travelers, we get to enjoy a story arc that is really a worst-case scenario in airline travel.

We have been bumped from planes and even had to sit next to someone with a cold. Thankfully, we have yet to encounter the undead milling about the cabin, which we would imagine would be extremely annoying.


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