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AMC Plans THE WALKING DEAD Standalone Special for 2016

AMC Plans THE WALKING DEAD Standalone Special for 2016

Get ready for a flight to remember on The Walking Dead! AMC is reportedly planning a standalone half-hour Walking Dead special that will introduce a new character from Fear The Walking Dead…once they survive a zombie outbreak on a plane!

The currently untitled Walking Dead special will focus on a group of passengers struggling to survive the in-flight walker attack and it will take place during the Fear The Walking Dead timeframe. One of the survivors of this encounter will be a cast member of Fear The Walking Dead’s second season.

AMC will initially release the special online in chapters, before broadcasting the installments during the commercial breaks on the second half of The Walking Dead’s sixth season in 2016. This will be the first time that AMC has used a Walking Dead web series to introduce a character into either of its two series, and it is also the first Walking Dead sidestory to make it to television. None of the previously produced Walking Dead web series were aired with the mothership program.

The idea of zombies on a plane is still pretty novel, but it has been used before in both World War Z and the subtly titled Flight of the Living Dead. Presumably the creative team of Fear The Walking Dead will find a fresh spin on it.

Fear The Walking Dead has already received a 15 episode second season order, which means that the likely renewal of The Walking Dead for a seventh season of 16 episodes would bring the total to 31 new episodes of the franchise in 2016.

Walking Dead fans, what do you think about AMC’s latest plans for the franchise? Book your tickets now and share your thoughts in the comment section below!

HT: Entertainment Weekly

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