Description: Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes gets shot and falls into a coma. When awoken he finds himself in a Zombie Apocalypse. Not knowing what to do he sets out to find his family, after he’s done that, he gets connected to a group to become the leader. He takes charge and tries to help this group of people survive, find a place to live and get them food. This show is all about survival, the risks and the things you’ll have to do to survive.
Creators: Frank Darabont, Angela Kang
Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
- Fight the dead. Fear the living.
- An eye for an eye.
- All of the principal actors have a “Last Supper” the day they film their death scenes. This “unorthodox idea” came to Frank Darabont’s mind when he was watching Season 1 of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2009), a comedy show starring actor/singer Gustavo Goulart.
- During production of season eight, stuntman John Bernecker fell 22 feet from a balcony onto the concrete floor, missing the crash pad by inches. He was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center and pronounced dead soon after. Episode 8.1 is dedicated to his memory.
- In an interview Robert Kirkman claimed Norman Reedus (Daryl) originally auditioned for the part of Merle Dixon. He was rejected, but his audition so intrigued the producers that they created the part of Daryl just for him.
- The extras who play walkers have to go through “walker school” to learn how to walk and move like walkers.
- For Season 3, the make-up team used darker skin tones for the walkers to show further decay as time had progressed.