The walking dead is an American television series which was first premiered on the Halloween day of 2010 (31st October 2010). The movie revolves around the theme – Zombie apocalypse. The location of the plot is in The United States of America.
This television series is adapted from the comic book series “The Walking Dead” which was written by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. So far, the series has completed seven successful seasons and the eighth season is currently premiering. This horror TV series is developed by Frank Darabont for the American basic cable and satellite television channel – The AMC Network.
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This horror series is produced Jolly Dale, Caleb Womble, Paul Gadd and Heather Bellson under the banner of Idiot Bix Productions, Circle of confusion, Skybound Entertainment, Valhalla Entertainment and AMC studios. The cinematography is done Rohn Schmidt, David Boyd, Michael E. Satrazemis, Stephen Campbell and David Tattersall.
The first episode of the first season was aired on 31st October 2011 and the last episode was aired on 5th December 2011. The season constituted of 6episodes in total. The first season portrays how the main character, Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes finds his wife Lori, and son Carl after waking up from a coma. He also finds out that the place world is facing a zombie apocalypse and sets out to find a cure for this sudden epidemic.
He along with his co-police officer, Shane Walsh, figures out the rest of the survivors and travels to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). He learns from this place that no cure exists for this phenomenon and the scientists are still in a horror trying to figure out what is happening.
The first episode of the second season was premiered on 16th October 2011 and the last episode was aired on 18th March 2012. The second season had 13 episodes. In the first episode, the main character Rick is seen traveling from Atlanta and then takes a brief shelter at a farm of Hershel Greene. The Rick’s group is in search of Sophia who is Carol’s daughter. Carol is a housewife is a survivor from the survivor’s camp, introduced to the audience in the third episode of season one.
Rick’s group soon found out that Herschel had kept some friends and family of hers who have turned into zombies in the barn. Sophia is also discovered from the group of these zombies. Rick kills his friend Shane in self-defense and it is also revealed that Lori, wife of Rick is pregnant. Carl who is the son Rick shoots Shane in the head.
The sound of the shot draws the attention of the zombies towards them and the survivors in the farm, including Hershel, are compelled to evacuate.
The first episode was aired on 14th October 2012 and the last one on 31st March 2013. It is shown in the first episode of the third season that it has been eight months since their evacuation from Hershel’s farm. The Rick’s group is in search of a place to stay and finally they find a prison with zombies. The survivors free the place from zombies and inhabit the place.
Rick is left shattered when his wife, Lori dies during childbirth. Meanwhile, Andrea who is rescued by Michonne joins the group of survivors and they together find Woodbury, which is a town under a man called as the Governor. The Governor learns that Rick’s group has occupied the prison and these lead to a fight between the two group.
Rick’s group raids Woodbury and destroys the town but the Governor kills Andrea and leaves the scene. The survivors of the Woodbury then move to the prison to live along with Rick’s group.
The first episode of this season was aired on 13th October 2013 and the last episode was premiered on 30th March 2014. The story of this season starts after several months of the Governor’s attack. More than half of the population in the prison is killed by a mysterious deadly flu. The Governor takes over the group in the prison. Rick’s group is separated and before being separated they kill Hershel and the Governor.
While fleeing, the survivors get divided and then they are seen reuniting at a place called Terminus. The terminus is described as a safe place and the survivors had reached by following the signs. But when the group reaches terminus, they are captured by a group of unknown people for some unknown purpose and the season ends here.
The first episode of this season was aired on 12th October 2014 and the last one on 29th March 2015. This season had 16 episodes. It is shown that the people who captured the survivors are engaged in cannibalism and the survivors under the guidance of Rick, destroy the inhabitants of Terminus and unite. Some of the survivors were kidnapped to Grady, which is a hospital run by some corrupts police officers and doctors.
Rick finds them and they all reunite and are invited by Aaron to join a community known as Alexandria. It is then revealed that the people of this community has never experienced or faced the zombie attacks, therefore, Rick takes in charge of the group. Meanwhile, Morgan who has been in search of Rick finds him, but Morgan was horrified to find out that Rick had killed an Alexandrian who was abusing a woman.
The first episode was premiered on 11th October 2015 and the last one on 3rd April 2016. This season consisted of 16 episodes. In this season, the audience comes to know that the people of Alexandria now begin to trust Rick and his group as they have experienced the zombie attack.
The people believe that Rick would be able to protect the town better. Meanwhile, a group called as Wolves use zombies to gain control over Alexandria. While fighting this mysterious group, Rick and his group learn about a community known as Hilltop, which is ready to give trade supplies if Rick and his group can end the threat of extortionist saviors on them. These extortionist saviors were led by a man named Negan.
While fighting Negan, Rick’s group is captured and they had to promise that they would be loyal to him.
The first episode of the seventh season was aired on 23rd October 2016 and the last episode was aired on 2nd April 2017. The season had 16 episodes. The season opens with Negan murdering Glen and Abraham who were the close friends of Rick to gain his loyalty. Rick disheartened by their loss decides to submit but Michonne urges Rick not to do so and persuades him to fight Negan back with the help of a community called Scavengers. Meanwhile, two of the survivors, Rosita and Eugene design a bullet to murder Negan but Negan find this out and forcibly asks Eugene to join his army.
Carol and Rick’s friend Morgan asks King Ezekiel to join them while the Hilltop is rallied by Maggie and Rosita. Negan attempts to attack Alexandria but Ezekiel’s Kingdom and Hilltop protects Alexandria. The season ends with The Scavengers, The Kingdom and The Hilltop avenging war on the Saviors of Negan.
This is the latest season of the Walking Dead and the first episode was aired on 22nd October 2017 and the last episode is expected to be aired on April of 2018. This season is all about the war between the communities led by Rick and the saviors of Negan. This season is adapted from the Volume 20 and Volume 21 of the comic series book.
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David Alpert who is the executive producer of this television series has already announced in 2014 that the crew clearly has the overview about the whole comic series book and they will be producing up to season 10 for sure. If the seasons performs well, then there may be season 11 and season 12.
Cast of the Walking Dead
The main protagonist of the story, Rick Grimes is played by Andrew Lincoln. Jon Bernthal plays the role of Shane Walsh in this series. Sarah Wayne Callies plays the role of Lori Grimes who is the wife of Rick Grimes. Laurie Holden plays the role of Andrea who is murdered by the Governor (played by David Morrissey). Chandler Riggs plays the role of Carl Grimes, who is the son of Rick and Lori. Lennie James portrays the onscreen Morgan Jones. The role of Hershel Greene is played by Scott Wilson. The other cast members include Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Danai Guria as Michonne, Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinoa, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and Khary Payton as King Ezekiel.
Reviews and reception
All the season of The Walking Dead was well accepted by the critics as well as the audience. The series has an average rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. This series has the highest number of viewers for any TV series in the history of cable television. The total viewership for the last seven seasons is approximately 17.3 million.
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