If you think you’ve seen all the zombie subgenre has to offer, it’s time to tune into AMC’s new show Fear the Walking Dead. According to an article from Entertainment Weekly, the network is planning an unprecedented program as it takes the nightmare of a zombie problem and places them on a commercial airliner.
AMC is currently producing a half-hour special that will tell the horrifying tale of a group of travelers that hop on a flight that has an unexpected stowaway. Sources familiar with the special say that one of the survivors of the flight will join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in its second season.
AMC has experimented in the past with stand-alone The Walking Dead online specials, but this is the first time they will air one on television. The airline story will first appear online, and will continue to develop in on-air installments during Walking Dead.
Aside from the format, people are still curious as to what the series may have in store for viewers. Nobody is sure exactly how long the story will last, what it will be named, and which passenger will make its way to the next series.
Other memorable zombie plane scenes include a segment from World War Z, and a 2007 movie called Flight of the Living Dead. The setting of an airplane for a catastrophic event is a common theme in many popular programs over the past decades, but many critics will agree that it is near impossible to match the blend of comedy and suspense delivered by Samuel L. Jackson’s famous lines in Snakes on a Plane.