And where do you think you're going?
"You step outside, you risk your life. Take a drink of water, you risk your life... Every moment now, you don't have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you're risking it for!"The Walking Dead
— Hershel Greene
is a live action
television Zombie Apocalypse
series based on the comic of the same name
. Like the comic, its story focuses on a group of survivors struggling to stay alive in a world overrun by undead humans. Rick Grimes, the leader of the group, awakens in the hospital from a coma to find everything has gone downhill. He sets out to find his family, and the rest of the show focuses on him and the rest of the characters as they adapt and relate to each other in a terrible new world.
The series premiered on October 31st, 2010 on AMC
, and is produced by Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara and Gale Anne Hurd. Comic creator Robert Kirkman is also heavily involved with the production, including being the writer of the first season's fourth episode. The show has finished its fourth season, the fifth starting on October 12th, 2014. On October 7th, 2014 AMC confirmed that the series has been renewed for a sixth season.
The series has its own homepage
. It includes three series of webisodes
, the six part Torn Apart
, the four part Cold Storage
, and the three part The Oath
along with other extra content, including online content for the Talking Dead
talk show accompanying the series. A flash-based
adventure game entitled Dead Reckoning
is also available on the website, and shows Shane's initial encounters with the walkers when the outbreak begins.
The show's writers are knowingly taking (Creator Approved
) liberties with its source material, so comic readers, don't expect to come into this knowing everything beforehand. Word of God
says that the intention from the start has been to approach the series as an Alternate Continuity
of its own, in which certain events play out differently- sometimes radically so
- due to the Butterfly Effect
ripples of the additions
of various characters and events major and minor.
Has its own dedicated Shout-Out
. Now also has an in-progress recap page
A spinoff is currently in development, and will take place on the west coast of America, primarily in Los Angeles.
See also The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
, a first person shooter video game set in the TV series continuity.