In a pretty brilliant ploy to stop you from fast forwarding through ads, the sixth season of The Walking Dead is going to feature brand new, minute-long mini episodes of a webseries for its spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, that will air during commercial breaks.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the webseries, Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, will focus on the commercial airline flight that has patient zero of the zombie outbreak onboard. What makes the webseries special, though, is that one of the surviving characters will carry over to season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead when it’s back in 2016.
The Walking Dead is no stranger to standalone webseries, but this is the show’s first time introducing a new character to the audience this way. From the sounds of it, these Flight 462 clips will serve as a Lost-style flashback that help inform what’s to come in Fear the Walking Dead’s 15-episode second season.
The webseries premieres on AMC.com Oct. 4 (the day of Fear the Walking Dead’s season finale), and will roll out during commercial breaks throughout The Walking Dead’s fall season (beginning Oct. 11). Plus, all episodes will be available to watch online afterward.