The Walking Dead cast in real life

Since 2010, the AMC drama-horror series The Walking Dead, has become one of the most-watched shows on television. Just fresh off of its eighth season finale, the series takes place after an onset of a worldwide apocalypse turns the majority of the population into zombies, who are often referred to as “walkers.”

The Walking Dead is centered around the life of former sheriff deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who awakens from a coma one day only to discover that the world has become overrun by vicious and hungry zombies. After miraculously reuniting his wife and son, he ends up becoming the brave, faithful leader of a group of survivors from the Atlanta, Georgia and later on Alexandria, Virginia region.

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The hit TV show, which is based on the series of comic books written by Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman, and Charlie Adlard with the same name, was an instant success since first premiering on Halloween night in 2010. The Walking Dead has gone on to make television history with its ratings and wide range of viewership, by attracting the most viewers ages 18 to 49 than any broadcast or cable series on TV. The show has also earned heaps of positive reviews and several award wins including two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Cable TV Drama. The Walking Dead has become so popular, that there is even a spin-off series called The Fear of the Walking Dead, which is now onto its fourth season.


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It is no wonder why The Walking Dead has millions of dedicated fans tuning in each episode. It is certainly a show that has it all. Although it is deemed as primarily a drama-horror, the series does have its moments of comedy, and of course – romance. It also has some pretty incredible writing, shocking twists, and a decent amount of gore thanks to their award-winning makeup team that makes the zombies look a bit too realistic.

Of course, the series wouldn’t be the same without its diverse and insanely talented ensemble of actors and actresses. Unfortunately for us, The Walking Dead does have its way of surprising us, and has a tendency of killing off even our most beloved main characters. Although the cast has gone through its fair share of changes over the past few years, each and every cast member has proven to do a remarkable job at portraying his or her role with complete honesty and dedication.

The men and women of The Walking Dead are often known to be covered in dirt and blood, which makes sense considering they are trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. However, it does leave viewers curious to find out what exactly these famous actors and actresses look like in real life, when they are not running away from walkers.

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