The Walking Dead
Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, AMC’s The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic TV series that debuted on Halloween in 2010. The series starts with the world in its normal state, but when deputy Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) wakes up from a coma, he finds a society overrun with zombies known as “walkers.”
Rick makes his way back to his family and other survivors, including Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Glen Rhee (Steven Yeun), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). Led by Rick, the group must stay alive while navigating the threat of walkers, other survivors with ill intentions and other rising conflicts.
The Walking Dead ended in 2022 after a total of 11 seasons. Throughout its run, the series garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2010 for Best Television Series Drama, two Teen Choice Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.