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The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont and based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. It premiered on the AMC network on October 31, 2010 with a 70-minute premiere episode, during the network's "Fearfest". AMC has renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes.

 

Plot

 

Main article: List of The Walking Dead episodes

The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse; it follows a small group of survivors, traveling across the desolate United States in search of a new home away from the shuffling hordes of the undead. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy in King County, Georgia, before the zombie outbreak. As their situation grows more and more grim, the group's desperation to survive pushes them to the brink of insanity. At every turn they are faced with unspeakable horrors-- both from the dead, and from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace.

 

Cast

 

[edit]Main cast

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden as Andrea

Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horwath

Steven Yeun as Glenn

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

[edit]Recurring cast

Emma Bell as Amy

Viviana Chavez as Miranda

Noah Emmerich as Dr. Edwin Jenner

Madison Lintz as Sophia

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Adrian Kali Turner as Duane Jones

Maddie Lomax as Eliza

Noah Lomax as Louis

Melissa McBride as Carol

Adam Minarovich as Ed

Juan Pareja as Morales

Jeryl Prescott Sales as Jacqui

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon

Andrew Rothenberg as Jim

Robert "IronE" Singleton as T-Dog

 

 

The series features several actors that Walking Dead developer Frank Darabont has worked with previously, including Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn and Melissa McBride. All three appeared in his 2007 film The Mist, along with Thomas Jane, who originally was set to star in the series when it was pitched to HBO. He's also in talks with Darabont to possibly guest star on the series. Laurie Holden also appeared in the 2001 film The Majestic (she played Adele Stanton, Jim Carrey's love interest), which Darabont directed. DeMunn has also appeared in several of Darabont's films, in addition to The Mist and The Majestic, he also appeared in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Green Mile (1999)

 

Production

 

On January 20, 2010 AMC officially announced that it had ordered a pilot for a possible series adapted from The Walking Dead comic book series, with Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd acting as executive producers and Darabont writing and directing. The entire series was pre-ordered based just on the strength of the source material, the television scripts, and Darabont's involvement. In January 2010 a review of the pilot episode's script attracted further attention. The pilot began filming in Atlanta, Georgia on May 15, 2010[8] after AMC had officially ordered a six episode first season. The series' remaining episodes began filming on June 2, 2010 with Darabont serving as showrunner. On July 17, 2010, Darabont revealed who would be writing and directing the six episodes of the first season. Darabont wrote/co-wrote the first three episodes and directed the premiere episode. Michelle MacLaren directed the second episode. Executive producer Charles H. Eglee and co-executive producer Jack LoGiudice co-wrote the third episode with Darabont which is directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton. The fourth episode is written by executive producer Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of the comic book, and is directed by Johan Renck. The fifth episode is written by Glen Mazzara and directed by Ernest Dickerson. The sixth episode is written by consulting producer Adam Fierro and directed by Guy Ferland. The series is completely shot on 16 mm film. David Tattersall was the director of photography for the pilot episode with David Boyd as the director of photography on the remainder of the episodes. Production design is done by Greg Melton and Alex Hajdu. The effects team includes veteran special effects makeup designer Gregory Nicotero, special effects coordinator Darrell Pritchett, and visual effects supervisors Sam Nicholson and Jason Sperling.

International broadcast rights for the show were sold and announced on June 14, 2010.

On August 31, 2010, Darabont reported that The Walking Dead had been picked up for a second season, with production to begin in February 2011. On November 8, 2010, AMC confirmed that there would be a second season consisting of 13 episodes. Darabont, who wrote and directed the pilot, spoke of his plans to introduce fan favorite Michonne early on in the second season's run. He would also like to include some of the "environmental elements" that take place during Volume 2 of Kirkman's book.

On December 1, 2010, Deadline.com reported that Darabont had fired his writing staff, including executive producer Charles "Chic" Eglee, and plans to use freelance writers for the second season. Kirkman called the announcement "premature" and clarified that Eglee left to pursue other projects when Darabont decided to stay on as showrunner and that no definitive plans had been made regarding the writing staff for season two.

“ Eglee was brought onto The Walking Dead with the idea that Frank was going to work on the first season and then go off and do movies. Chic didn't want to be second-in-command on a show when he's used to being a top dog, and so he decided to go off and do something else, which is something that happens and is not a big deal. â€

 

On December 3, 2010, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd commented that "It's completely inaccurate. [in] the writers' room, there are people that have set up other projects that will be their first priority if their own series is picked up as a pilot or if it’s a series. I think Eglee just decided that he wants to run his own show." She revealed that it is likely the show will return in October 2011, as Darabont and Kirkman plan on mapping out the next season early in 2011. She also confirmed that "every one of the principal cast is signed up for multiple seasons."

 

Promotion

 

Global marketing

 

The Walking Dead debuted during the same week in 120 countries. As part of an expansive campaign to advertise and heighten anticipation for the premiere, AMC and FOX International Channels coordinated a worldwide zombie invasion event on October 26, 2010. The stunt involved invading 26 major cities, starting with Taipei and Hong Kong, and ending in Los Angeles for the U.S. premiere, within a 24 hour period.

 

Online promotion

 

The show's official website released, just prior to the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International, a motion comic based on Issue #1 of the original comic and voiced by Phil LaMarr. The site also posted a making-of documentary primarily about the first episode, as well as a number of other behind-the-scenes videos and interviews. In the documentary, comic series creator and show executive producer Robert Kirkman as well as artist Charlie Adlard say they are pleased with how faithful the show is to the comic and remark on the similarities between the actors and the comic's original character drawings.

AMC hosted the "Spread the Dead" contest to help promote the launch of the series.

The official website includes a hidden "easter egg" in which an instruction card titled, "Do They Have Walker Disease?" is revealed when the words "Safe Zone" are entered in the site's search box and a search is conducted.

 

Contests

 

The show is also offering viewers the opportunity to win a stagger-on/walk-on role in full zombie makeup on the series. Viewers must watch for a secret word and enter it on the website by the following morning. The secret words are "survival" (October 31, 2010), "hungry" (November 7, 2010), "fever" (November 14, 2010), "epidemic" (November 21, 2010), "cadaver" (November 28, 2010) and "nightmare" (December 5, 2010).

 

Release

 

Scenes from the pilot were screened July 23, 2010 as part of the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. It premiered on AMC on October 31, 2010. It premiered internationally on Fox International Channels during the first week of November.

Almost two weeks before the official premiere on AMC, the pilot episode leaked online.

The season 1 DVD and Blu-ray will be released on March 8, 2011.

 

Reception

 

Critical reception

 

The show currently scores 82 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 25 reviews, indicating Universal acclaim. Nancy deWolf Smith from The Wall Street Journal said that the "pilot episode is so good that it has hooked even a zombie hater like me." She said that what made the show so good was that it feels real and looks cinematic. Heather Havrilesky of Salon.com included the show on their list of 9 new TV shows to not miss, giving it a grade of "A", with the author saying "A film-quality drama series about zombies? Somebody pinch me!"

 

Ratings

 

The pilot received 5.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched premiere episode of any AMC television series. The first season finale received 6 million viewers, a series high; with 4 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic, making it the most watched basic cable series for the demographic.

In the United Kingdom, it premiered one week after it did in the United States, on November 5, 2010 on FX. The premiere had 579,000 viewers, almost double for any other show that week. Even though ratings dipped for the following episodes, it has outperformed other shows in all but one week. The viewership rose again to 522,000 viewers for the final episode of the season.

 

Awards and nominations

 

The Walking Dead has been nominated for Best New Series for the 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards. It is nominated for Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. It was also named during the American Film Institute Awards 2010 as one of the top 10 television programs of 2010.

 

 

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The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont and based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. It premiered on the AMC network on October 31, 2010 with a 70-minute premiere episode, during the network's "Fearfest". AMC has renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes.

 

Plot

 

Main article: List of The Walking Dead episodes

The Walking Dead tells the story of the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse; it follows a small group of survivors, traveling across the desolate United States in search of a new home away from the shuffling hordes of the undead. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy in King County, Georgia, before the zombie outbreak. As their situation grows more and more grim, the group's desperation to survive pushes them to the brink of insanity. At every turn they are faced with unspeakable horrors-- both from the dead, and from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace.

 

Cast

 

[edit]Main cast

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh

Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes

Laurie Holden as Andrea

Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horwath

Steven Yeun as Glenn

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes

[edit]Recurring cast

Emma Bell as Amy

Viviana Chavez as Miranda

Noah Emmerich as Dr. Edwin Jenner

Madison Lintz as Sophia

Lennie James as Morgan Jones

Adrian Kali Turner as Duane Jones

Maddie Lomax as Eliza

Noah Lomax as Louis

Melissa McBride as Carol

Adam Minarovich as Ed

Juan Pareja as Morales

Jeryl Prescott Sales as Jacqui

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon

Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon

Andrew Rothenberg as Jim

Robert "IronE" Singleton as T-Dog

 

 

The series features several actors that Walking Dead developer Frank Darabont has worked with previously, including Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn and Melissa McBride. All three appeared in his 2007 film The Mist, along with Thomas Jane, who originally was set to star in the series when it was pitched to HBO. He's also in talks with Darabont to possibly guest star on the series. Laurie Holden also appeared in the 2001 film The Majestic (she played Adele Stanton, Jim Carrey's love interest), which Darabont directed. DeMunn has also appeared in several of Darabont's films, in addition to The Mist and The Majestic, he also appeared in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Green Mile (1999)

 

Production

 

On January 20, 2010 AMC officially announced that it had ordered a pilot for a possible series adapted from The Walking Dead comic book series, with Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd acting as executive producers and Darabont writing and directing. The entire series was pre-ordered based just on the strength of the source material, the television scripts, and Darabont's involvement. In January 2010 a review of the pilot episode's script attracted further attention. The pilot began filming in Atlanta, Georgia on May 15, 2010[8] after AMC had officially ordered a six episode first season. The series' remaining episodes began filming on June 2, 2010 with Darabont serving as showrunner. On July 17, 2010, Darabont revealed who would be writing and directing the six episodes of the first season. Darabont wrote/co-wrote the first three episodes and directed the premiere episode. Michelle MacLaren directed the second episode. Executive producer Charles H. Eglee and co-executive producer Jack LoGiudice co-wrote the third episode with Darabont which is directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton. The fourth episode is written by executive producer Robert Kirkman, the creator and writer of the comic book, and is directed by Johan Renck. The fifth episode is written by Glen Mazzara and directed by Ernest Dickerson. The sixth episode is written by consulting producer Adam Fierro and directed by Guy Ferland. The series is completely shot on 16 mm film. David Tattersall was the director of photography for the pilot episode with David Boyd as the director of photography on the remainder of the episodes. Production design is done by Greg Melton and Alex Hajdu. The effects team includes veteran special effects makeup designer Gregory Nicotero, special effects coordinator Darrell Pritchett, and visual effects supervisors Sam Nicholson and Jason Sperling.

International broadcast rights for the show were sold and announced on June 14, 2010.

On August 31, 2010, Darabont reported that The Walking Dead had been picked up for a second season, with production to begin in February 2011. On November 8, 2010, AMC confirmed that there would be a second season consisting of 13 episodes. Darabont, who wrote and directed the pilot, spoke of his plans to introduce fan favorite Michonne early on in the second season's run. He would also like to include some of the "environmental elements" that take place during Volume 2 of Kirkman's book.

On December 1, 2010, Deadline.com reported that Darabont had fired his writing staff, including executive producer Charles "Chic" Eglee, and plans to use freelance writers for the second season. Kirkman called the announcement "premature" and clarified that Eglee left to pursue other projects when Darabont decided to stay on as showrunner and that no definitive plans had been made regarding the writing staff for season two.

“ Eglee was brought onto The Walking Dead with the idea that Frank was going to work on the first season and then go off and do movies. Chic didn't want to be second-in-command on a show when he's used to being a top dog, and so he decided to go off and do something else, which is something that happens and is not a big deal. â€

 

On December 3, 2010, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd commented that "It's completely inaccurate. [in] the writers' room, there are people that have set up other projects that will be their first priority if their own series is picked up as a pilot or if it’s a series. I think Eglee just decided that he wants to run his own show." She revealed that it is likely the show will return in October 2011, as Darabont and Kirkman plan on mapping out the next season early in 2011. She also confirmed that "every one of the principal cast is signed up for multiple seasons."

 

Promotion

 

Global marketing

 

The Walking Dead debuted during the same week in 120 countries. As part of an expansive campaign to advertise and heighten anticipation for the premiere, AMC and FOX International Channels coordinated a worldwide zombie invasion event on October 26, 2010. The stunt involved invading 26 major cities, starting with Taipei and Hong Kong, and ending in Los Angeles for the U.S. premiere, within a 24 hour period.

 

Online promotion

 

The show's official website released, just prior to the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International, a motion comic based on Issue #1 of the original comic and voiced by Phil LaMarr. The site also posted a making-of documentary primarily about the first episode, as well as a number of other behind-the-scenes videos and interviews. In the documentary, comic series creator and show executive producer Robert Kirkman as well as artist Charlie Adlard say they are pleased with how faithful the show is to the comic and remark on the similarities between the actors and the comic's original character drawings.

AMC hosted the "Spread the Dead" contest to help promote the launch of the series.

The official website includes a hidden "easter egg" in which an instruction card titled, "Do They Have Walker Disease?" is revealed when the words "Safe Zone" are entered in the site's search box and a search is conducted.

 

Contests

 

The show is also offering viewers the opportunity to win a stagger-on/walk-on role in full zombie makeup on the series. Viewers must watch for a secret word and enter it on the website by the following morning. The secret words are "survival" (October 31, 2010), "hungry" (November 7, 2010), "fever" (November 14, 2010), "epidemic" (November 21, 2010), "cadaver" (November 28, 2010) and "nightmare" (December 5, 2010).

 

Release

 

Scenes from the pilot were screened July 23, 2010 as part of the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International. It premiered on AMC on October 31, 2010. It premiered internationally on Fox International Channels during the first week of November.

Almost two weeks before the official premiere on AMC, the pilot episode leaked online.

The season 1 DVD and Blu-ray will be released on March 8, 2011.

 

Reception

 

Critical reception

 

The show currently scores 82 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 25 reviews, indicating Universal acclaim. Nancy deWolf Smith from The Wall Street Journal said that the "pilot episode is so good that it has hooked even a zombie hater like me." She said that what made the show so good was that it feels real and looks cinematic. Heather Havrilesky of Salon.com included the show on their list of 9 new TV shows to not miss, giving it a grade of "A", with the author saying "A film-quality drama series about zombies? Somebody pinch me!"

 

Ratings

 

The pilot received 5.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched premiere episode of any AMC television series. The first season finale received 6 million viewers, a series high; with 4 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic, making it the most watched basic cable series for the demographic.

In the United Kingdom, it premiered one week after it did in the United States, on November 5, 2010 on FX. The premiere had 579,000 viewers, almost double for any other show that week. Even though ratings dipped for the following episodes, it has outperformed other shows in all but one week. The viewership rose again to 522,000 viewers for the final episode of the season.

 

Awards and nominations

 

The Walking Dead has been nominated for Best New Series for the 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards. It is nominated for Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. It was also named during the American Film Institute Awards 2010 as one of the top 10 television programs of 2010.

 

 

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Nog meer mensen die deze fanatastische serie volgen en uitkijken naar het 2e seizoen? Ik moet nog 3 afleveringen van seizoen een maar de eerste drie afleveringen gingen voorbij zonder dat ik er erg in had zo werd ik meegesleept in het verhaal.

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Ik hou sowieo wel van zulke apocalyptische zombie shit. Bedankt voor het laten zien van deze serie Steef. Deze komt sowieso op m'n downloadlijstje!

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Damn, duurt nog zo lang tot seizoen 2 begint. November zijn de nieuwe afleveringen pas en jammer dat seizoen 1 maar 6 afleveringen kent, mijn inziens te weinig.

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Zit zeker geen comedy in? Zombies zijn leuk, maar dan wel met comedy erbij. Shaun of the dead enzo.

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Het is een post-apocalyptische thriller

 

Juist dat is vet man. Dat psychologische kant van dat je als één van de weinige over bent op de aardkloot.

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Inmiddels afgekeken en ik kan niet wachten totdat seizoen twee komt. Prachtig seizoensfinale en het heeft me niet één seconde verveeld. Afleveringen zijn lekker lang en vol met spanning.

 

Heb je 'm inmiddels gezien Michael?

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Ja. Waardeloze serie. Slecht geacteerd, slechte verhaallijn, nog slechtere special effects.

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Enige special effect waar ik het echt lelijk vond is dat de lab van die dokter ontploft. Voor de rest vond ik het echt geweldig. Ik kan niet wachten tot seizoen 2.

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Eerste aflevering was weer supervet! Hulde voor deze serie!

 

Bwa, het viel wel mee... Er is in heel de aflevering niet echt veel gebeurt, tot op het einde na dan.

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Bwa, het viel wel mee... Er is in heel de aflevering niet echt veel gebeurt, tot op het einde na dan.

 

Weinig gebeurd? Het gaat mij juist om de verhoudingen en spanningen in de groep, en dat was in deze aflevering weer heel erg sterk aanwezig. Daarnaast een paar brute afslachtingen ed. Ik vond het weer top. :mrgy:

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Heerlijke serie. Vorige week ontdekt en nu al helemaal up to date met de laatste aflevering van gisteren. Hou wel van dit soort dingen, beetje ala Dawn of the Dead (beste zombie ooit wat mij part), 28 days/weeks later, ect... Eigenlijk precies hetzelfde, maar doordat het een serie is kan het veel verder uitgebreid worden, verschillende verhaallijnen, ect...

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