Are the web series Flight 462 and Fear the Walking Dead about to have a head on collision? That idea is teased in the first trailer for Fear the Walking Dead, which is set to debut all-new episodes this April. Last summer, when Fear the Walking Dead debuted on AMC, the first six episodes contained mini-sodes for Flight 462 during the commercial breaks. The short episodes introduced a new recurring character that will appear on Fear the Walking Dead, but we were never told who it would be. This character is said to join the small band of Los Angeles-based survivors as they continue their way through the early stages of the zombie apocalypse. And it appears the show will waste no time in setting up this story arc. Perhaps even in its first Season 2 episode.
There were eight installments of Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462. The minute-long interludes showed several passengers on an airplane, trapped with an infected member of the undead. Over on Fear the Walking Dead, the Season 1 finale showed the survives attempting to get to a boat out in the middle of the ocean. This new footage shows the plane soaring over the water. And it looks like it's headed for a crash. Will the boat passengers save some of the flight crew? That sure seems like the grand idea.
This new Fear the Walking Dead teaser doesn't offer much in the way of dialogue. Instead, we see clips from some of those first six episodes. And we get a sense of what happened to Travis and his blended family as the zombie virus spread across the world. We're sure that they'll be meeting some new survivors as these latest episodes progress. But we're still not sure who the main character from Flight 462 will be, as the web series set up two main protagonists in Michelle Ang's Charlie and Brendan Meyer's texting teenager Jake. There is also Sheila Shaw's Connie, whose urgent need to use the restroom set the stage for all the zombie on a plane action.
Fear the Walking Dead will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, beginning with the first of seven episodes on Sunday, April 10th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining eight episodes will air later in 2016. The series, which delivered the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history among total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings, is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Cliff Curtis as Nick, Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia, Rubén Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Masöhn as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris and Colman Domingo as Strand.
The series began production on season two last year in the Baja peninsula in Mexico at Baja Studios, home to some of the greatest ocean-set films in recent years. Season one left off with Madison, Travis and their extended family taking temporary shelter in Strand's gated estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As civil unrest continues to grow and the dead take over Los Angeles, Strand prepares to escape to "Abigail," his large yacht moored offshore. Beginning Tuesday, January 26th, the complete first season of "Fear the Walking Dead" became available to stream exclusively on Hulu. Hulu subscribers can catch up on all episodes of the series through Hulu's No Commercials and Limited Commercials plans ahead of the second season premiere on AMC. The series comes to Hulu in an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement with AMC Networks Inc. Immediately following Fear the Walking Dead on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT will be Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, which will continue its tradition of welcoming cast, producers and celebrity guests to the couch to talk about the newest episode of Fear.