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9 Curiosities About The Walking Dead Series, You Know?

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. Info.

9 Curiosities About The Walking Dead Series

1. True to it's genre, The Walking Dead's very first episode premiered on Halloween night, October 31, 2010.

The Walking Dead

2. Frank Darabont, the executive producer of TWD's first season, is an accomplished film director. His credits include The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. He also wrote the script for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, among others. A little extra trivia: Darabondt was born in 1959 in a refugee camp after the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and his family immigrated to the US when he was a baby. Darabondt is now the executive producer for a TNT show called LA Noir, starring Jon Bernthal, who played Shane in TWD.

Frank Darabont

3. In the very first episode, Days Gone Bye, Carl Grimes, Rick's son, is wearing a Science Dog t-shirt. Science Dog is a character created by Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead.

Rick's son, is wearing a Science Dog t-shirt

4. The fact that walkers will eat animals other than humans is a nod to Romero, who's living dead would eat any warm-blooded, living creatures. In The Walking Dead, walkers will not eat anything that has previously expired. Walkers have eaten deer, chickens, rats and dogs on the show.

the walking dead eating

5. In season one, the scene where Merle Dixon starts shooting off his gun on the rooftop caused a little bit of real-life chaos. Some people did not know they were filming, thought that Michael Rooker was a sniper and called the police. A SWAT team actually showed up. Fortunately no one was arrested!

Merle Dixon starts shooting off his gun on the rooftop

6. The missing arms on Michonne’s walkers were made with “green screen gloves.”

the walking dead green screen gloves

the walking dead green screen gloves

7. TWD is not Robert Kirkman's only venture into comic books. He also wrote for Marvel comics, for the titles Marvel Zombies and Ultimate X-Men. TWD is distributed by Image Comics, as is his title Invincible, about a Superman-like character called Invincible, who is an extra-terrestrial with amazing super powers. There is a rumor that he will be working the Dixon brothers into the TWD comics, as they are original characters to the show and do not appear in the books.

Robert Kirkman

8. The season two series finale attracted nine million total viewers, making it the most successful episode of the show so far.

The season two the walking dead finale

9. The character Rick Grimes is from King County, Georgia, which is a fictitious place. It was named in honor of Stephen King, who is a very good friend of Frank Darabondt's.

Rick Grimes

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