The Walking Dead

Emotional, Funny, Scary

By: Theresa Hughes

Hi my name is Theresa Hughes and im going to be talking about The Walking Dead.The Walking 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 months-long coma to confront a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies. Grimes reunites with his family and becomes the leader of a group he forms with other survivors. Together they struggle to survive in and adapt to a world filled with zombies and some humans who are even more dangerous than the zombies themselves.

The first season through to the first half of the fifth season are at first set within the Atlanta metro area and then the surrounding countryside. The second half of the fifth season mainly takes place in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Walking Dead premiered in the U.S. on October 31, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC and internationally in November 2010 on Fox International Channels. AMC has renewed the series each year because of its consistently increasing Nielsen ratings, which have been unprecedentedly high for a cable series, including averaging the most 18- to 49-year-old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series during its fourth and fifth seasons.The sixth season premiered on October 11, 2015. A 16-episode seventh season will debut in October 2016 An AMC companion series, Fear the Walking Dead, debuted on August 23, 2015.

The series has been well received by critics and nominated for several awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.

5 Fun Facts

1. Norman Reedus ( daryl) was origanally auditioning for the part of Merle.
2. The Walking Deads producers name is Grace Walker.
3. Chandler Riggs ( carl) stunt double is a girl.
4. The Walking Dead has a 2.8 milloin dollar budget per episode.
5. In the first four seasons of the show the characters did not say the word zombie once.