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09/28/2015 07:25 pm ET

'Fear The Walking Dead' Is Getting Its Own Spinoff

It'll be something like "Snakes on a Plane," but with zombies.
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 What do you call the spinoff of a spinoff? A spinoff-squared? A double spinoff? A re-spinoff? A spin-way-off? 

How about "Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462"?

That's the title of an upcoming Web-only spinoff of AMC's new "Fear The Walking Dead," itself a prequel to the post-apocalyptic zombie show "The Walking Dead."  

The 16 episodes of "Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462" -- each less than one minute long -- will tell the story of a group of passengers who have the bad luck to board a commercial flight just as the "Walkers" begin to emerge. At the outset of the show, it becomes clear that one of the passengers is infected with the disease that leads to the mayhem of "The Walking Dead" -- so it seems safe to say that it'll be something like "Snakes on a Plane," but with zombies. Fun. 

At least one character introduced in "Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462," will make an appearance on the second season of "Fear The Walking Dead." 

The series will premiere on AMC.com on Oct. 4, the night of the season 1 finale of "Fear The Walking Dead." Episodes also will be shown during commercial breaks of "The Walking Dead" season 6, which premieres Oct. 11. 

"The Walking Dead" -- the most successful show on cable -- was the fourth-most-watched show on any network during the 2014-2015 TV season, while "Fear The Walking Dead" had the biggest premiere of any cable series in history. It's no wonder AMC executives would want to take advantage of its popularity. 

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