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. After rejoining his family and navigating through the perils of the northern Georgia terrain the group comes upon a community called Woodbury in Season 3. At first the community seems idyllic and the safe haven they had been looking for. But as The Governor’s authoritarian leadership methods are revealed, the group has to fight for their lives and escape the heavily guarded walls of Woodbury. After the death of his deceased daughter at the hands of Michonne, he snaps and attacks his own people, killing most of the civilians he swore to protect. Abandoned by his men, he is left to fend for himself. He comes upon another group of unsuspecting people, but gives you slight hope as he becomes romantically involved with a shy mother and adopts her young daughter as his own. His true nature is again revealed as he manipulates this new group into attacking Rick’s people at their prison safe haven. Here he murders Hershel and is ultimately killed by Rock and Michonne.
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