Crammed in a metal tube over 40,000 feet in the air is one of the worst situations to be in when the zombie infection hits, but that's exactly where AMC is taking viewers in an upcoming half-hour special that will feature a future Fear The Walking Dead character.

EW reports that AMC is developing a standalone special set in the shared world of Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead. The half-hour special / prequel will follow "a group of passengers facing a walker attack on an airline while in flight. One character who survives that encounter will then join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in season 2."

Currently untitled, this infection-in-the-air story takes place during the outset of the zombie apocalypse. The special will premiere online and will also be shown on TV in separate segments during the commercial break slots of The Walking Dead Season 6.

Details on the future Fear The Walking Dead character, when the special will air, and who will make up the bulk of the cast and crew are unknown at this time, though it's been revealed that Fear The Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson and co-executive producer David Weiner will be part of the producing team for the half-hour special.

Season two of Fear The Walking Dead will consist of 15 episodes and premiere sometime in 2016.

Zombies were previously unleashed on airplanes in 2013's World War Z, 2007's Flight of the Living Dead, and 2011's Quarantine 2: Terminal (which starred Mercedes Mason, who plays Ofelia Salazar on Fear The Walking Dead). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on this upcoming Walking Dead special.

Source: EW
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