Ten fun facts about The Walking Dead

Fact 1
It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

Fact 2
The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies.

Fact 3
The leading character Rick Grimes came from the fictitious King County, Georgia, named in honor of Stephen King.

Fact 4
No one knows exactly how the virus started or how one can get it. However, one theory is that it is not actually contagious, but instead everyone alreahe dy has it. When one dies, he or will reanimate as a “walker”, regardless of how they were killed.

Fact 5
In season 1, we meet the CDC scientist Edwin Jenner. His character is named after Edward Jenner, the English scientist who developed the smallpox vaccine during the late 18th century.

Fact 6
Daryl’s bag in the first season contained blue meth, an intentional nod to Breaking Bad, which is also shown on AMC.

Fact 7
The CDC on the show is actually the Cobb Energy Performing Art

Fact 8
Believe it or not, the actors who play “walkers” undergo training to learn how to move and act that way.

Fact 9
Humans are outnumbered by “walkers” about 5,000 to 1.

Fact 10
Daryl Dixon’s crossbow is a Horton Scout HD 125. It retails for around $300.

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is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont.