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All of the principal actors have a "Last Supper" the day they film their death scenes.
During an interview, Robert Kirkman claimed Norman Reedus (Daryl) originally auditioned for the part of Merle Dixon. He was rejected, but his audition so intrigued the show-runners that they created the part of Daryl just for him.
In an interview on National Public Radio, Steven Yeun (Glenn) said that his parents (who emigrated from Korea as adults) watch the show faithfully but do not always understand the nuances of the English used in it, so they get a bootlegged version with Korean subtitles. Yuen also said that his father once asked him to thank Melissa McBride for saving his life. Even though Yeun reminded his father that it was all make-believe, Mr. Yuen insisted that his son should thank her, which he then did.
Actors who played walkers had to go through walker school to learn how to walk and move like walkers.
For Season 3, the make up team used darker skin tones for the Walkers to show further decay as time had progressed.
During the filming of season 5, Norman Reedus requested to keep Andrew Lincoln's beard clippings "for some strange purpose known only to Norman Reedus."
From season to season, the opening titles "decompose" more and more.
While filming the Season 1 episode 'Guts', SWAT was called after civilians heard gunshots. However, this was just Michael Rooker (Merle) firing blank rounds from the roof top.
Between seasons 1 and 5 Carl Grimes has only aged twice from age 12 to 14. However, actor Chandler Riggs will be 16 years old when Season 6 goes to air. This means there could be some sort of time jump (seen in the graphic novels) to ensure that the actor isn't too old for his role.
The description that Daryl gives of Merle's drug dealer (who most likely sold him blue sky meth considering he had it in his bag earlier in the series) sounds an awful lot like Jesse Pinkman from Breaking bad. The drug dealer has some sort of child in his life (Brock), in described physically as small and skinny, and says the word "bitch"
The name Edwin Jenner, the doctor at the CDC, is a reference to Edward Jenner who developed the first vaccine (which was for smallpox).
During lunch breaks, the zombie cast would eat together while the human cast ate together.
The timeline of the second half of season 4 (eight episodes) takes place in 8 days exactly.
The prison set took about two months to build.
In season 2, Beth is 17 years old. In reality, Emily Kinney was 25 years old when she joined the cast.
According to Norman Reedus, he accidentally incited a small panic among 'Walking Dead' fans when a photo surfaced of him sporting a prosthetic dismembered stomach. This photo does not spoil the end of Daryl Dixon, but rather Reedus' character in 'Pandorum.'
In Season One, of the 20 characters at the camp, only 10 are actually from the source comic book.
The prison set is located outside of Senoia, GA, and is roughly a mile from where Hershel's farm was filmed.
Melissa McBride is the only series regular that has been credited as a co-star.
Originally, the characters of Lizzie and Mika were going to be cast as different gendered twins, with Mika being the boy named Mike; however after Kyla Kenedy's audition via Skype, they scrapped the idea so they could cast her.
The first half of season 5 takes place in 4 days only.
During cold filming (e.g. "Beside the Dying Fire"), walker breath has to be edited out in post-production.
Daniel Bonjour cut his honeymoon short to take the role of Aiden.
Judith Grimes is actually played by twins
Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey and Lennie James are all British. Lauren Cohan moved to London when she was 14.
While the word 'zombie' is not used in the show, it is featured multiple times in the comic books and the video game series.
Excluding the flashbacks, Season 4 becomes the shortest season, while Season 1 is the longest even with the least amount of episodes.
Deanna, the leader of Alexandria, has the biggest character change from the comics. The leader in the comics is actually a man named Douglas. Deanna's husband, Reg, in named Regina in the comic, and is Douglas' wife.
The Alexandria Safe Zone is actually filmed in Senoia, Georgia - across the railroad tracks from where the Woodbury set was created.
From season to season, the title score is transposed between a semi-tone and a full tone lower to reflect the darker atmosphere of the series.
The woman (Phillips' wife) in the Governors family photograph is of producer Denise Huth.
The Dixon Brothers, T-Dog, Jacqui, as well as Morales and his family are not characters in the comic book, although they are each featured prominently in season 1 of the TV series.
Carol's husband never appears in the comic, he is only mentioned to have been killed.
The episode which spans the most time is the pilot.
The actors portraying the walkers are actually more talented than one might think. They have to walk and sound like the creatures, while also avoiding breathing too much. They also have to jolt their limbs to take bullets realistically, and effectively pretend to eat fake human flesh.
The show was made into a haunted house at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, Florida. There was also a maze in Universal's Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights for their 2012 event.
While Woodbury is an actual town in west Georgia, scenes featuring the town were filmed in downtown Senoia, GA which is about 30 miles away.
In an online interview, it was revealed that Frank Darabont envisioned having several self-contained episodes that would not continue the main story. One such episode would have been the season two premiere. It would have involved Sam Witwer (who Darabont used in The Mist (2007) and played the tank zombie in the series premiere) as a soldier in a Black Hawk Down (2001) styled Atlanta. Witwer's character would have encountered several of the cast before being bit and locking himself in the tank.
The Walking Dead has been officially renewed for season 7 on 30th October, 2015
Michael Cudlitz played Officer John Cooper on Southland (2009). He and his partner were nicknamed 'The Walking Dead' in the series' final season.
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The Season 2 premiere was an extended episode because budget cuts forced show runner Frank Darabont to combine the original premier "Miles Behind Us" with another episode titled "What Lies Ahead". Most of the cuts from "Miles Behind Us" can be found in the deleted scenes of the Season 2 DVD.
Among the common nicknames for the Walking dead that are shared in different groups, are "Walkers", "Lamebrains", "Biters", "Rotters", "Lurkers", "Roamers", "Geeks". The term "Zombie" has never used throughout the course of the series.
The logo seen on the T-shirt of Rick's son Carl is that of another Robert Kirkman creation, "Science Dog".
Not a single character appears in every episode.
After filming of the prison concluded, most of the set was dismantled including the fences, guard towers, and the sky walk.
The first season of the show mostly comes from the first six issues of the comics. This arc is titled 'Days Gone Bye', which is the same name as the pilot.
Frank Darabont also directed four of the show's actors - Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Juan Gabriel Pareja and Melissa McBride - in The Mist (2007). DeMunn also appeared in Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Green Mile (1999).
During filming of season 6, Alanna Masterson (Tara) was pregnant with her first child, a baby girl, who was born on November 5th 2015. Eagle eye views will be able to spot some subtle cover-ups during full length shots.
As of the 5th season there are 3 "The Wire" alums on The Walking Dead. They are Chad L. Coleman, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, and Seth Gilliam.
"Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was on the set throughout the filming of the first season.
In late 2015, there was a casting call for a character named Orin. A description for this character says that he is smart, brutal, inappropriate, hilarious, etc. It is rumored that he will show up at the end of season six. This character is most likely Negan.
Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker are both involved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe *Bernthal plays Frank Castle/Punisher (Daredevil) *Rooker plays Yondu Udonta (Guardians of the Galaxy)
In Season 3, the beginning of the first and last episodes have the same camera sequence. In "Seed," the episode begins with a close-up shot of a walker's eye with the camera slowly zooming out. In "Welcome to the Tombs," the episode begins with a close-up shot of the Governor's eye with the camera slowly zooming out.
Daryl, Sasha, Beth, Tara, T-Dog and many other characters were not in the comics and were created for the show.
The prisoner Tomas looks the way the governer did in the comics
The 2007 movie "The Mist" has actors Laurie Holden, Jeffery DeMunn, and Melissa McBride. Whom are all main characters in the walking dead together. (Andrea, Dale, and Carol). Juan Gabriel Pareja, who played Morales in The Walking Dead, was also in The Mist.
Morgan Jones' sons name is Duane. Duane Jones is the name of the lead actor who played Ben in the original Night of the Living Dead (1968).
Rutina Wesley was rumored for the role of Michonne before Danai Gurira was cast.
The first half of Season Six happens in 2 days (excluding flashbacks) Episode 1 happened the same time as the first half of episode 2. Episode 3 happened the same time as the second half of episode 2. Episode 7 and Episode 6 happen at the same time with the ending of episode 6 happening during episode 8.
Lauren Cohan is not British. She was born in the United States, then her family moved to England.
Ross Marquand auditioned for the role Gareth but instead he took the role Aaron. These two roles are very different and show Ross' acting potential.
This is the second AMC show to feature an RV. Walking Dead utilizes a Winnebago Chieftain, while in Breaking Bad (2008), a Fleetwood Bounder is used throughout the show.
They have never used the word 'zombie' in the entire TV series.
There are two zombies in the very first episode of the show that are the same actors and makeup as two of the zombies used in the movie Zombieland (2009).
Sarah Wayne Callies appeared in Into the Storm (2014) with Alycia Debnam-Carey, who plays Alicia in Fear the Walking Dead (2015).
They grow their own hair, rather than wearing wigs, to look more natural on set
Renewed for Season 7 on October 30th, 2015
Sonequa Martin-Green, Brighton Sharbino, Michael Raymond-James and Ethan Embry have all appeared in Once Upon a Time.
Daryl is a character made up by the producers, he doesn't feature in the comics
Daryl Dixon played by Norman Reedus while isn't in the comics that the show is based on but he does use a weapon that comic readers will be familiar with (the crossbow, wielded by Dwight in the comics)
In the season 5 episode, "Crossed," a sign on the church wall contains Bible verses with living dead imagery.
John Hawkes turned down the role of the Governor.
The show was made into a haunted house at Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" event in Orlando Florida, and a Maze in Universal's Halloween Horror nights Hollywood for the 2012 event.
Chandler Riggs' middle name is Carlton. Coincidentally, he plays the role of Carl Grimes.
Three out of five of the actors in the film Straight Outta Compton have been on this show, Neil Brown Jr (Guillermo) and Corey Hawkins (Heath). Aldis Hodge played Michonne's boyfriend in a flashback.
In season 2 of Once Upon a Time, the primary story arc's antagonists were Sonequa Martin Green and Ethan Embry. They reunited on season 6 of The Walking Dead.
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At the end of season 1, as well as the beginning of season 2, in and out of the CDC several tracks of the "Sunshine" (2007) movie's soundtrack are used.
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Although Sarah Wayne Callies and Micheal Cudliz never are in the same scene, they are both in the same episode of Prison Break
Rick's full name is "Richard Grimes".
The show is been made into a haunted house at Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" in Orlando Florida, and a Maze in Universal's Halloween Horror nights Hollywood for their 2012 event.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the show, Michonne hates The Governor based on a hunch and he only loses an eye. However, in the graphic novels, he brutally rapes her for days, leading to the loss of his eye, arm, and testicle when she gets her revenge.
The last five episodes of season 5 (Remember, Forget, Spend, Try, Conquer) are named based on a quote by Dale in season 1: "I like what a father said to son when he gives him a watch that had been handed down through generations... I give it to you not that you may REMEMBER time, but that you may FORGET it for a moment now and then and not SPEND all of your breath TRYing to CONQUER it."
Dale had not originally been scheduled to die as early as he did in the show. However, after his close friend, Frank Darabont, was fired as showrunner, DeMunn asked to be killed off. Later, he had a change of heart, but his death had already been scripted and budgeted for, so his request to continue on the series was denied.
The coat that Rick wears in the last episodes of season 4 and most of season 5 belongs to "Claimer Lou" the man he strangled in the bathroom at the house he Carl and Michonne were staying at after the prison
In the Season 2 premiere, Rick is on a rooftop in Atlanta talking to Morgan Jones on a walkie talkie. In the background Grady Memorial Hospital (which is featured in Season 5) is clearly visible.
In the season 5 premiere, when the Termites were slicing throats, the main cast members were not told about the prosthetic necks and fake blood that would ooze through the trough in front of them. This caused them to act as if they were surprised and as if they'd never seen anything like it.
In the comics, during The Governor's prison attack, Judith is killed after Lori is shot and falls on top of her. The writers used this to worry comic book fans when Judith's carrier was filled with blood in Season 4, Episode 8.
The last line of Season 4 on TV is "They're screwing with the wrong people". However, on disc, Rick says f-cking instead. Andrew Lincoln only did one take of the censored version because he liked the similarities to the comics.
Seconds after the Season 5 mid-season finale 'Coda' ended, AMC's facebook page mistakenly shared a picture of Daryl carrying Beth's corpse, with the caption "RIP Beth". It was badly received by people who had not watched the episode yet in the West Coast, Europe and South America.
As of Season 5, Carol (Melissa McBride) is the only known female character remaining from season 1, making her the longest-living female character in the show.
The set used in the construction site scene where Abe is collecting materials for Alexandria is actually the prison set after being stripped down. You can see this by looking at the building behind them. It has burn marks from the Governors attack.
In the comics, it is Dale who is eaten by The Hunters, not Bob. Both of whom say "You're eating tainted meat, you stupid pricks".
In season 4, episode 9 when Rick is unconscious, the scene in which Carl leads the walkers away from the house is the exact same as the comic (dialogue and camera angles).
The place where the Governor, Martinez, and Shumpert camp in the season 4 episode 6 flashback is the same place where the Governor and his soldiers wiped out the National Guard in season 3 episode 3
Season 6 Episode 1 features a scene in which Rick asks Morgan who taught him to fight with a staff, and Morgan remains silent. In response, Rick says, "I ask, you answer. Common courtesy, isn't it?" This is a reference to Season 1 Episode 1, where the roles are reversed as Morgan is questioning Rick about his wound.
A Greene family member has died in three of the four mid-season finales. Zombified Shawn and Annette Greene were put down by the group in season 2. Hershel was decapitated by The Governor in season 4. And Beth was shot by Dawn in season 5.
At the beginning of the Season 5 mid-season finale, before killing Bob Lamson, Rick says 'Can't go back, Bob'. This is the exact line that is spoken to Bob Stooky by Gareth at Terminus.
Beth Greene died exactly twelve days after her father Hershel was killed by the governor. Both deaths occurred after Rick tries to talk the killer into letting them go.
It has been less than two weeks (about 12 days) from the season 4 mid-season finale since the Governor destroyed the prison and Hershel was killed.
Beth's death in the season 5 mid - season finale caused an uproar on social media with fans sending hate mail and death threats to Scott Gimple along with boxes of plastic spoons being sent to the AMC studios (a reference to the silver Washington D.C. spoon Beth Found). A Change.org petition titled "Bring Beth Back" was also created and has collected over 60,000 signatures in only 3 months and was even discussed on "Good Morning America".
At the end of season 4, episode 8, the last words are "Don't look back, Carl. Just keep walking". Andrew Lincoln insisted that the whole phrase was left in so the final word was 'walking'.
In the comic, Lori and Shane's affair was only a one night stand instead of a regular occurrence and is revealed in issue 5, while in the show in the 2nd episode.
Baseball bats have been featured moreso throughout season five, possible to foreshadow a death like Glenn's comic book death, though with a different character. Kirkman debunked any predictions about Glenn dying in this way during an '@midnight' segment called 'Fake Spoilers'.
On November 10th 2015, it was announced that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as the well known villain Negan. Negan is scheduled to make his first appearance in the season 6 finale, which is scheduled to air on April 3rd 2016.
Daryl gets a new crossbow in the season 3 episode "Clear" when Michonne brings him one from Morgan's apartment
As of the season 5B, Rick, Carl, Carol, Glenn, Daryl, Morgan and possibly the Morales family are the only surviving characters to survive from 1-5
The timeline of season 3 is just under two months stated by Hershel in season 4
Starting in Episode 5:09 Maggie becomes the last Greene family member still alive.
In the comics all members of the Grimes family were shot. Rick which led to his coma, Carl in the shoulder and eye, and Lori which killed her, and possibly baby Judith.
The finale of season 3 is the only finale in which a series regular is killed off - in this case, Andrea.
At the beginning of S1:E5, Edwin Jenner mentions in his live video recording that it has been 194 days since "wildfire" (when the disease got out of control BUT not yet global). This episode is on the 4th day after Rick wakes from his coma. If there is no mention or signs of a "disease" at the time of Rick's near-fatal shooting (very 1st episode), this suggests he could've been comatose for over 6 months.
Sources confirm that Jeffrey Dean Morgan will play the upcoming lead villain, Negan.
In AMC's 'Breaking Bad', Walt rents a red Dodge Challenger from a man named Glenn. Coincidentally, Glenn Rhee from 'The Walking Dead' drives an exact model in the Season 1 episodes: 'Guts' and 'Tell It To The Frogs'.
Chad L. Coleman, who portrayed Tyreese in seasons 3-5, also appears as "Coach" in Left 4 Dead 2, a game that is also about survival in a zombie apocalypse.
In the comics, Morgan Jones dies in the Alexandria Safe Zone where a herd of walkers break down the walls and attack survivors. This attack is foreshadowed in the Season 5 finale entitled "Conquer" where Morgan saves Daryl and Aaron from a mob of Walkers who come out of cargo trucks. Later in the episode, the Wolves are seen leading the same Walkers back into the trucks.
All of the seven main characters to die as of the end of the fourth season (Dale, Merle, Governor, Lori, Shane, Hershel) have all been brought down mercilessly by another character, whether it's before or after reanimation.
Since the first half of season 5 took place in 4 days (excluding the sub plot story line of "slab town" episode 4) it has been 5 days since Rick bit Claimer Joe's neck
With just four appearances (3 credited as a series regular), Andrew J. West has made the least appearances in the show as a series regular.
Many deaths in the show and the comic are similar, albeit with different characters. In the comic it is Carl who shoots and kills Shane and Rick who kills the walker Shane. In the show Rick stabs Shane and Carl shoots the undead Shane. Dale's fate is shared with Herschel and Bob. In the Book Dale loses a leg to a walker and the Hunters. In the comic book it is Tyreese who is beheaded by the Governor, in the show it's Herschel. In the show Tyreese is bitten on the arm and is chopped off by Michone, in the comic book it is Morgan Jones
When Bob, Tyreese, Daryl, and Michonne hear the Terminus broadcast message from the radio, it was eight days before Bob would make his way there and nine days when Daryl and Michonne would. Tyreese does not enter Terminus
The 3 questions Rick asks the woman in the woods in the season 4 premier were foreshadowed by season 3, episode 6 when Rick was getting phone calls in prison after Lori's death.
In the comics the final Governer attack was in issue 48 and in the show it was season 4 episode 8
Scott Wilson who plays Hershel Greene appeared in the 1999 TV movie "The Jack Bull" as a character called "Governor." Ironically, he gets killed by "The Governor" played by David Morrissey in "The Walking Dead."
Lori has "relations" with both Shane and Rick within a 24-hour period, and it is implied that it was her first time to be with Shane (she removed her necklace with Rick's wedding ring). This could easily make Shane or Rick Judith's biological father.
In the comics, Tyreese is never with a woman named Karen (there never is a woman named Karen). Instead, he was with Carol, and then Michonne after a fight and complications with Carol.
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With Beth dying in the end of season 5A and Tyreese dying in the first episode of season 5B, this makes two deaths back to back
At the end of the pilot episode when Rick is in Atlanta, the tank that he locks himself in to get away from the walkers is a British Chieftain Mark 11 tank and not an American M1 Abrams tank, as could be assumed.

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