The Walking Dead originated as a horror-drama comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Premiering as a comic book series, the one of a kind zombie drama gained immense popularity upon its release in 2003. Produced by Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment, they currently have planned 150 issues with no end in site. The series gained the attention by the TV station AMC which prompted its creation of The Walking Dead live-action series first released on October 31, 2010. Quickly gaining a ridiculously large fan following, the series has received consistently high scores on the Nielsen rating for ages 18-49 viewers. This unprecedented popularity for a drama-horror program has spurred the creation of a companion series titled “Fear the Walking Dead” set to premiere in summer 2015. As a show, it has been nominated for several awards from the Writers Guild of America for TV: New Series, and the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series, Drama.
Centering around the treacherous life of main character Rick Grimes, the series begins after the fall of humanity and the rise of the “Walkers.” Set in a version of reality where the term and concept of “Zombie” was previously unknown the survivors of the first population purge have come to call the cannibalistic undead hoards. Rick was previously a Sheriffs Deputy in rural northern Georgia. Waking from a several month-long coma, he is unaware of the takeover that occurred outside the confines of his hospital bed. He soon finds a group of survivors and becomes their leader trying to survive in this post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating Zombies. Among these survivors is his wife Lori and son Carl. Reunited, Rick’s happiness is short-lived as he finds himself confronted by his best friend, who in his absence, has fallen in love with his wife. Her subsequent pregnancy complicates things further as the father of the child is called into question. Crazed with jealousy and now emasculated, Shane attacks Rick and is killed while the group is staying at Hershel’s farm. Once the group finds the prison, the next story arc in The Walking Dead franchise, they are separated when Walkers attack the group. Lori is separated with her young son Carl and Maggie cut off from her husband by a walker hoard. When her contractions start she known that Maggie will have to perform a cesarian section to save the baby, but taking her own life. Sacrificing herself, her daughter Judith is born and she is killed, one of the few in this new reality to die not by a walker, but due to complications during child birth.
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