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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.
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 has progressed.
The name Edwin Jenner, the doctor at the CDC, is a reference to Edward Jenner who developed the first vaccine (which was for smallpox).
The word "zombie" is never used. The zombies are either referred to as "Walkers", "Geeks", "Skanks", and to the CDC, "Test Subjects". In season 2 the terms "Roamers", "Lurkers", and to Hershel, "People", and "Lame Brains" are added. In season 3 "Biters" was introduced to the lexicon. In season 4, "Skin-Eaters" was used. In season 5, "rotters".
During lunch breaks, the zombie cast would eat together while the human cast ate together.
The prison set took about two months to build.
As of 2014 it is the highest rated show in AMC history.
Out of the 20 characters at the camp, only 10 are actually in the comic
In season 2, Beth is 17 years old. In reality, Emily Kinney was 25 years old when she joined the cast.
The timeline of the second half of season 4 (eight episodes) takes place in 8 days exactly.
The first half of season 5 takes place in 4 days only.
Judith Grimes is actually played by twins
A walking dead companion series is set to take place in California, and is rumored to come out late 2015. The companion series will have nothing to do with the original series, but will use new characters to give us a different view from the beginning of the apocalypse.
Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, David Morrissey and Lennie James are all British.
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.
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 solider in a Black Hawk Down (2001) style Atlanta. Witwer would have encountered several of the cast before being bit and locking himself in the tank.
Excluding flashbacks, and previous shown story. Season 4 is technically the shortest season, and season 1 is the longest and ironically has the least amount of episodes.
The show is being 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.
Originally, the characters of Lizzie and Mika were first going to be casted as different gendered twins, with Mika being the boy named Mike; however after Kyla Kenedy's audition via Skype, they scrapped the idea to cast her.
Carol's husband never appears in the comic, he is only mentioned to have been killed.
Melissa McBride is the only series regular that has been credited as a co-star.
The logo seen on the T-shirt of Rick's son Carl is that of another Robert Kirkman creation, Science Dog.
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.
The episode which spans the most time is the pilot.
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.'
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).
"Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman was on the set throughout the filming of the first season.
The story takes place during the "Days Gone Bye" (which the pilot is also called) arc (issues 1-6).
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"
The prison set is located outside of Senoia, GA, and is roughly a mile from where Hershel's farm was filmed.
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.
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.
Abraham, Michael Cudlitz, played a cop on Southland. He and his partner were nicknamed the walking dead in the last season of the show.
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While the word 'zombie' is not used in the show, it is used multiple times in the comic series and the video game series.
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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.
During cold filming (i.e 'Beside the Dying Fire'), walker breath has to be edited in post.
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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 season 2 premier was an extended episode because budget cuts forced showrunner 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.
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Lauren Cohan isn't English. She was born in the United States, then her family moved to England.
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.
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Sonequa Martin-Green, Brighton Sharbino and Michael Raymond-James have all appeared in Once Upon a Time.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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"
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
There is currently a petition to bring Beth back that gained 40,000+ signatures in 4 days.
It has been less than two weeks (about 12 days) from the season 5 mid-season finale since the Governor destroyed the prison and Hershel was killed.
The timeline of season 3 is just under two months stated by Hershel in season 4
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".
All of the seven main characters to die as of the end of the fourth season (Dale, Merle, Governor, Lori, Andrea, Shane, Hershel) have all been brought down mercilessly by another character, whether it's before or after reanimation.
A Greene family member has died in three of the four mid-season finales. Zombified Shawn and Arnold 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.
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
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.
Starting in Episode 5:09 Maggie becomes the last Greene family member still alive.
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'.
The finale of season 3 is the only finale in which a series regular is killed off - in this case, Andrea.
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 has not made it there yet
At the beginning of the Season 5 mid-season finale, after 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.
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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."
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
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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.
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Both characters that Daryl Dixon has killed were during the mid season finale and both characters were surrendering; Mitch Dolgen and Dawn Lerner
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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.

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