Never mind "Snakes on a Plane" or even the zombies on a plane in "World War Z." According to Entertainment Weekly, AMC is producing a half-hour standalone special following a group of passengers attacked by zombies/walkers on an airplane during flight. This is tied to the world of "The Walking Dead" in that one character who survives the ordeal with then join the cast of "Fear the Walking Dead" in Season 2, which arrives in 2016. So it's not just "Zombies on a Plane," it's "Survivor: Zombie Apocalypse." And we're here for it!

The way this story plays out will be unorthodox, in that it's a mix of webisode and TV teaser. As EW explained:

The airline attack story will debut online, and will unfold this in chapters that will air during Walking Dead's on-air telecasts. In other words: You're watching The Walking Dead, AMC cuts to commercial break, then you get a chapter in the as-yet-untitled stand-alone airline attack drama.

This is going to require strict attention from "Dead" fans, but we're already known for that. Plus, it's a brilliant way to get more viewers to tune in through the billions of commercials that seem to air during each episode. There are no further details at this point, so we don't know when the story will first appear online and then when it will continue on TV and across how many episodes, etc. So stay tuned and just be aware that this zombie story is coming, with one of the characters then joining TWD's "companion series" next year.

"Fear the Walking Dead" Season 1 just premiered last Sunday and five more episodes are ahead on AMC. "The Walking Dead" Season 6 premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9 p.m.

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