Zombies are spreading across TV industry platforms like wildfire. First there was linear show “The Walking Dead.” Then there was the linear companion series, “Fear the Walking Dead.” And now, we have a web series spin-off of that companion series: “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462.” Do not be surprised if zombies from the show start Periscoping soon.
It’s basically a companion to the companion series, in that what happens during the web series will affect the linear show. It’s not a new tactic for TV networks. For instance, Bravo’s “Last Chance Kitchen” is a well-known companion series to “Top Chef” that alters the linear show by allowing a contestant who was previously voted off to rejoin the competition on TV. “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462” will air on AMC.com October 4, EW reports, and will show what happens when an infected passenger is discovered on a commercial flight. A surviving passenger of the plane will join Fear’s season 2 on TV. Expect to see more of this kind of multiplatform storytelling, or “transmedia narrative,” as networks continue to tell stories on platforms beyond the TV screen.
Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 web series to begin in October | EW.com