Rick Grimes is a former Sheriff's deputy who has been in a coma for several months after being shot while on duty. When he awakens he discovers that the world has been ravished by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions, and that he seems to be the only person still alive. After returning home to discover his wife and son missing, he runs into survivors Morgan and his son; who teach him the ropes of the new world. He then heads for Atlanta to search for his family. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the zombies on arrival in Atlanta he is aided by another survivor, Glenn, who takes Rick to a camp outside the town. There Rick finds his wife Lori and his son, Carl, along with his partner/best friend Shane and a small group of survivors who struggle to fend off the zombie hordes; as well as competing with other surviving groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive in this harsh new world. Written by
A larger world (Season 6)
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For Season 3, the make up team used darker skin tones for the Walkers to show further decay as time had progressed. See more
In the first two episode of the first season walkers are depicted using tools. In the first episode when Rick is in the gas station he sees a little dead girl who is walking and she bends over and picks up a dull.
In the second episode one of the walkers trying to get into the store is using a big rock to break through the glass door. See more
[fed up with everyone questioning his leadership
Maybe you people are better off without me. Go ahead. I say there's a place for us, but maybe it's just another pipe dream. Maybe I'm fooling myself again. Why don't you go find out yourself? Send me a postcard! Go on, there's the door. You can do better, let's see how far you get.
[no one moves or says anything
No takers? Fine, but get one thing straight. If you're staying, this isn't a democracy anymore.
With each passing year (or season) the title of the show (seen when the theme song is playing) decays a little more. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd confirmed this. See more
Warm Shadow (Dactyl Remix)
Written by Fin Greenall, Tim Thornton, Guy Whittaker
Performed by Fink
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