When Will The Fate Of ‘Flight 462’ Be Revealed On ‘Fear The Walking Dead’?
Season 2 of “Fear the Walking Dead” premiered last Sunday, setting the survivors up on the open sea. With Los Angeles in shambles after the spread of the virus, Strand offered the others safe passage to San Diego on his yacht, Abigail. But what about Flight 462? Clips of the web series have been airing during commercial breaks of “The Walking Dead” Season 6, and the last installment left off with a huge cliffhanger. A rogue bullet shattered a window on the plane, and the passengers were preparing for a crash landing. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait a little longer to find out what happens.
For those that haven’t been following along, AMC announced the “Fight 462” web series in September. Mini episodes, all under one minute long, aired during new episodes of “The Walking Dead,” which just concluded its sixth season on April 3. While “Flight 462” didn’t include any of the characters introduced on “Fear the Walking Dead,” the network revealed that one character from the web series would be joining the Season 2 cast. Based on IMDb, two characters from the web series could be meeting up with Strand (Colman Domingo), Travis (Cliff Curtis), Madison (Kim Dickens) and the others. The actors who play Charlie (Michelle Ang) and Jake (Brendan Meyer) are both listed in the credits. Charlie can also be briefly seen in a sneak peek video of the season.
The premiere episode last Sunday didn’t address the plane, but the episode 3 synopsis, as well as promo video for the rest of the season, reveal that the storyline will be resolved shortly.
According to the synopsis, the survivors will “inspect wreckage from a plane crash.” At the 13-second mark Nick (Frank Dillane) can be seen covered in blood, wearing what looks like a pilot’s uniform. In the next clip viewers can see Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) approaching the remains of a plane that appears to have crashed on a beach.
Executive producer Dave Erickson is excited about incorporating the web series into the plot of “Fear the Walking Dead.”
“I think that’s part of the fun about multi-platform storytelling these days is that you can do that,” he explained. “You know you can do a webisode and introduce a character perhaps incorporate him or her into the body of the main show. I think that’s kind of exciting, and probably something we’ll do again between Seasons 2 and 3 — if there is a Season 3.
Fortunately for fans interested in seeing more multi-platform storytelling, AMC announced on Friday that the series was renewed for a third season. The pickup announcement came after the show pulled in 6.7 million viewers for its premiere.