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The Walking Dead Will Now Give Us the Zombies on a Plane Nightmare We've All Been Dreading!

If you're not afraid of flying already, you may be after reading this. AMC is planning a stand-alone special centered around a zombie outbreak on an airplane, according to a new report from Entertainment Weekly. Set during the timeline of Fear the Walking Dead, a.k.a. at the outset of the apocalypse, the half-hour special will cover an attack that occurs in-flight after which one of the surviving characters will join the cast of the companion series' 15-episode second season next year.

The special will be released online in chapters that will later air during on-air broadcasts of Season 6 of The Walking Dead. This isn't entirely new territory for AMC—the network has previously released web series that stood apart from the zombie drama—but it will be the first time a web series is used to introduce a new character who will later appear on the show.

Fear the Walking Dead's freshman season is currently airing Sundays at 9pm on AMC. The Walking Dead will return for Season 6 Sunday, October 11 at 9pm.

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