In honor of The Walking Dead’s season premiere, Jimmy weighs the good and bad of watching the hit zombie series.
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on thecomic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. It stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff’s deputyRick Grimes,who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. It premiered internationally during the first week of November 2010 on Fox International Channels. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes, which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season of 16 episodes, which began airing on October 14, 2012.On December 21, 2012, AMC renewed The Walking Dead for a fourth season of 16 episodes, which premiered on October 13, 2013. On October 29, 2013, AMC renewed it for a fifth season, which premiered on October 12, 2014.On October 7, 2014, AMC renewed it for a sixth season.
The series has been well received and has been nominated for many awards, including the Writers Guild of America Awardand the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. It has also attained strong Nielsen ratings, surpassing various records for a cable series, including viewership of 17.3 million for its season five premiere, making it the most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history
Executive producer David Alpert said the original comics have given them enough ideas for Rick Grimes and company over the next seven years. “I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what Season 10 is gonna be,” Alpert said. “We know where seasons 11 and 12 [will be]… we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we’re lucky enough to get there.”