Standalone "The Walking Dead" Special to Air in Season 6, Feature New "Fear" Character

Set to air during the show's six season, a new standalone "The Walking Dead" special will find several airline passengers up against a deadly walker attack during "Fear the Walking Dead's" timeline, according to Entertainment Weekly. One of the survivors of the in-flight attack will go on to star in "Fear the Walking Dead's" second season.

Debuting online, this untitled standalone special will go on to be broadcast in chapters that will air alongside the main show. Though "The Walking Dead" has made use of online bonus content before, this is the first time it will appear on the air as well. No other details are known about the project at this time, though it's safe to assume that flight is headed to Los Angeles if it will play a part in "Fear the Walking Dead's" sophomore season. Dave Erickson and "Fear" co-executive prodcuer David Weiner will produce the project.

This isn't the first time zombies have found their way onto a plane in the genre. "World War Z" also featured an in-flight zombie attack, and 2007's "Flight of the Living Dead" made use of the scenario as well. "The Walking Dead" will take their shot during this upcoming season on a series of undetermined dates.

Based on the Image Comics series of the same name and created by Robert Kirkman, the sixth season of "The Walking Dead" is scheduled to debut with a 90-minute episode Oct. 11 on AMC. Airing on Sundays at 9 pm EST, "Fear the Walking Dead" was co-created by Kirkman and Erickson and stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason and more.

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