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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

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  • Premiered: 
    October 31, 2010
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  • Network: AMC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman 
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  • Subject Matter: Horror
  • Tags: zombie

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Plot Synopsis

Following a zombie apocalypse, Officer Rick Grimes leads his family and a few other survivors as they fight off death on a daily basis while constantly searching for a safe and secure home. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. People in his group are dying -- but they've picked up a few more survivors along the way -- and the walkers are growing in numbers while being hungrier than ever. After their farm burned down, Rick decided to take charge of the group on his own, and they head off to a maximum security prison to set up a new home. In Season 3, which premiered on October 14, 2012, the group's resources were dwindling -- their food resources as well as their emotional, spiritual and physical resources -- and they had to make important decisions about who gets to survive. Plus, they encountered Woodbury, one of the first functioning, post-zombie apocalypse communities, led by The Governor. Woodbury seemed like Utopia on the surface, but there was something sinister underneath, which made the people of Woodbury Rick's biggest threat -- especially because humans don't follow a prescribed set of rules like the walkers. After taking a two-month break, THE WALKING DEAD returned for its Season 3 midseason premiere on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 9pm ET, with The Governor and Rick fighting for control of the prison, while new prison guests raised concerns. Plus, a new character from the comic book was introduced.THE WALKING DEAD returned for its fourth season on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. The 16-episode season of the series aired in two-parts, with the first eight hours kicking off October 13th and returning February 9, 2014 with the final eight episodes. Season 4 opened with Rick and the group having fostered a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison during the past six months (after the events in the finale of the previous season), but their happiness is short-lived, because walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group's home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. THE WALKING DEAD returned for its Season 4 midseason premiere on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC, with the first of eight new episodes. In the first episode back, which picked up with the fallout after the prison was destroyed, Rick dealt with old wounds, while the prison residents considered if survival would be enough. In the Season 4 finale, the group struggles to survive as many paths collide, and Rick faces sheer brutality. Tonight's episode ends with a cliffhanger -- the first time in the show's history -- pushing the program in a new direction for next season. Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD premiered on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. The season opener, "No Sanctuary," which was written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Greg Nicotero, reveals the true motives of the Terminans as Rick and the group find themselves in a vulnerable situation. As in previous seasons, the series' fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 8, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC, immediately following an all-day marathon of encore episodes from Seasons 4 & 5. In the Season 5 Winter premiere, "What Happened and What's Going On," after facing all of the recent trials, a slight detour may offer the solution that the group has been seeking. Season 6 of THE WALKING DEAD premiered Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, with an extended 90-minute episode immediately following an all-day (4am-9pm) encore presentation of Season 5. As in previous seasons, the show's sixth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 11 and the final eight returning February 2016. In the season opener, "First Time Again," Rick and the others have a difficult time assimilating into Alexandria; meanwhile, a new threat arises. THE WALKING DEAD returned for the second half of Season 6 on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC, immediately following an encore presentation of the first half of the sixth season from Noon-9pm. In the mid-season premiere, "No Way Out," Rick and the other survivors are scared and outnumbered now that walkers have shown up inside the gates of Alexandria. THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 premiered on Sunday, October 23 from 9-10:05pm ET/PT on AMC, immediately following an encore presentation of the sixth season from 3:30am-9pm. As in previous seasons, the show's seventh season of 16 episodes airs in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 23 and the final eight returning February 2017. In the 65-minute season opener, "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be," as the members of the group remain helpless, Negan takes action that will forever haunt those who survive. One week earlier, AMC renewed THE WALKING DEAD for an eighth season, which will begin with the show's 100th episode. Up until this point, the group has lived through conflicts, disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they've become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable. To start Season 7 that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong. The first half of Season 7 sees the group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don't. Other characters are unaware of what's happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice -- they will learn that they can't escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over. The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn't what they thought it was. It's bigger and it's even more dangerous. Season 7 introduces new cast member Ezekiel (Khary Payton). Ezekiel is King. Of the Kingdom. With a tiger. While intellectually curious and majestically grandiose, Ezekiel is not naive to the violence and atrocities of this world, and truly wants to help others thrive.
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On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, AMC debuted the mid-season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD, immediately following an all-day marathon (4:25am-9pm) of encore episodes from Seasons 6 and 7. The first half of Season 7 saw Rick and the group broken by Negan, forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season focuses on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all. Rick's group finds out yet again that the world isn't what they thought it was. It's much bigger than anything they've seen so far. While they have a singular purpose -- to defeat Negan -- it won't come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel and Gregory do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable. Rick and the group tested will be test in ways as never before. There will be treachery, but Rick is confident as he sees his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army. In the mid-season premiere, "Rock in the Road," Rick and the group are led to a new community where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler. A familiar face resurfaces.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by AMC Studios
  • Produced by Circle of Confusion
  • Produced by Darkwood Productions
  • Produced by Valhalla Motion Pictures

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • October 31, 2010: AMC's first wholly-owned original series.
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Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • November 28, 2010: Amy dies
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  • November 27, 2011: Sophia Peletier dies
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  • March 4, 2012: Dale Horvath dies
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  • March 11, 2012: Shane Walsh dies
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  • November 4, 2012: Lori Grimes dies
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  • November 4, 2012: Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas dies
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  • March 24, 2013: Merle Dixon dies
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  • March 31, 2013: Andrea dies
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  • March 31, 2013: Milton Mamet dies
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  • November 24, 2013: Caesar Martinez dies
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  • December 1, 2013: Hershel Greene dies
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  • December 1, 2013: The Governor dies
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  • March 16, 2014: Mika Samuels dies
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  • March 16, 2014: Lizzie Samuels dies
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  • October 26, 2014: Bob Stookey dies
  • October 26, 2014: Gareth dies
  • November 30, 2014: Beth Greene dies
  • February 8, 2015: Tyreese dies
  • March 15, 2015: Noah dies
  • March 29, 2015: Pete Anderson dies
  • October 25, 2015: Nicholas dies
  • November 29, 2015: Deanna Monroe dies
  • March 20, 2016: Dr. Denise Cloyd dies
  • October 23, 2016: Glenn Rhee dies
  • October 23, 2016: Abraham Ford dies