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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.
The timeline between Season 1, Episode 1 and Season 5, Episode 8 takes place in only 514 days.
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.
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.'
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."
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 with Yeun remarking his father that it was all staged, he insisted his son to thank her, which he then did.
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 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.
In season 2, Beth is 17 years old. In reality, Emily Kinney was 25 years old when she joined the cast.
The prison set took about two months to build.
The timeline of the second half of season 4 (eight episodes) takes place in 8 days exactly.
A walking dead companion series is set to take place in California, and 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.
In Season One, of the 20 characters at the camp, only 10 are actually from the source comic book.
While the word 'zombie' is not used in the show, it is featured multiple times in the comic books and the video game series.
The first half of season 5 takes place in 4 days only.
Judith Grimes is actually played by twins
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.
Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey and Lennie James are all British. Lauren Cohan moved to London when she was 14.
During cold filming (e.g. "Beside the Dying Fire"), walker breath has to be edited out in post-production.
Melissa McBride is the only series regular that has been credited as a co-star.
The prison set is located outside of Senoia, GA, and is roughly a mile from where Hershel's farm was filmed.
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.
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) styled Atlanta. Witwer's character would have encountered several of the cast before being bit and locking himself in the tank.
Excluding the flashbacks, Season 4 becomes the shortest season, while Season 1 is the longest even with the least amount of episodes.
Daryl Dixon, 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.
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.
Carol's husband never appears in the comic, he is only mentioned to have been killed.
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 episode which spans the most time is the pilot.
The logo seen on the T-shirt of Rick's son Carl is that of another Robert Kirkman creation, "Science Dog".
Most tweeted about TV show in 2014.
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 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.
Michael Cudlitz played Officer John Cooper on Southland (2009). He and his partner were nicknamed 'The Walking Dead' in the series' final season.
After filming of the prison concluded, most of the set was dismantled including the fences, guard towers, and the sky walk.
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 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.
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.
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.
Daniel Bonjour cut his honeymoon short to take the role of Aiden.
The prisoner Tomas looks the way the governer did in the comics
The Alexandria Safe Zone is actually filmed in Senoia, Georgia - across the railroad tracks from where the Woodbury set was created.
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).
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.
Lauren Cohan is not British. She was born in the United States, then her family moved to England.
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.
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.
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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.
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)
Sonequa Martin-Green, Brighton Sharbino and Michael Raymond-James have all appeared in Once Upon a Time.
Rutina Wesley was rumored for the role of Michonne before Danai Gurira was cast.
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Chandler Riggs' middle name is Carlton. Coincidentally, he plays the role of Carl Grimes.
Daryl is a character made up by the producers, he doesn't feature in the comics
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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.
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From season to season, the opening titles "decompose" more and more.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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."
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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'.
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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
The finale of season 3 is the only finale in which a series regular is killed off - in this case, Andrea.
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
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'.
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'.
The set used in the constuction 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.
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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
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
Both characters that Daryl Dixon has killed were during the mid season finale and both characters were surrendering; Mitch Dolgen and Dawn Lerner
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.
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."
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
In the comics, Morgan Jones dies in the Wolves Alexandria Safe Zone attack where the Wolves let in an army of Walkers. 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.
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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 sibling deaths back to back
When Beth sings "Struggling Man," it symbolizes Daryl trying to move on after losing Beth
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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