30 November 2012 5:51 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Some Americans are making preparations for World War Z.

Discovery Channel has ordered the documentary special Zombie Apocalypse, which examines whether a walking dead-style invasion is actually possible and introduces a quartet of people from various backgrounds who are readying themselves, just in case.

Discovery points to the popularity of AMC’s drama The Walking Dead and a recent string of headlines about cannibalistic flesh-eating attacks from intoxicated perpetrators as having infected the zeitgeist with a certain degree of zombie paranoia.

The special interviews four Americans with varying beliefs about the likelihood of a zombie outbreak, including a mother teaching »


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