The Walking Dead
Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont,
based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore,
and Charlie Adlard. Andrew Lincoln plays the show’s lead character, sheriff’s
deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering a world overrun by
zombies, commonly referred to as “walkers”. Grimes reunites with his family and
becomes the leader of a group he forms with other survivors. Together they
struggle to survive and adapt in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers
and opposing groups of survivors, who are often more dangerous than the walkers
Much of the
series takes place within the Atlanta metro area and surrounding countryside.
Later, the setting transitions to other parts of the country including
Dead premiered in the United States on October 31, 2010, exclusively shown on
cable television channel AMC and internationally on Fox International Channels.
As a result of very favorable Nielsen ratings that rank the show
unprecedentedly high for a cable series, AMC has renewed the series each year.
Beginning with its third season, The Walking Dead attracts the most 18- to
49-year-old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series. It is
presently airing its seventh season, which began on October 23, 2016, and has
been renewed for an eighth season to air in late 2017.
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