Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes finds himself utterly alone. The world as he knows it is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow after the apocalypse. Based on Robert Kirkman’s hugely successful and popular comic book series, AMC’s The Walking Dead is an epic, edge-of-your-seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. A survivalist story at its core, the series explores how the living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. They themselves have become the walking dead.
The Walking Dead was nominated for Best New Series for the 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards and Best Television Series Drama at the Golden Globes. It was named during the American Film Institute Awards as one of the top programs of 2010. The show’s season 4 premiere had viewership of 16.1 million, making it the most-watched drama series in basic cable history.