The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series that is based on the Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard comic book series of the same name, which together make up the heart of the The Walking Dead brand. In the series, a sizable ensemble cast plays survivors of a zombie apocalypse who are fighting to survive while constantly being threatened by “walker” zombie attacks (among other nicknames). After modern civilization collapsed, these survivors were forced to deal with other human survivors who had established towns and tribes with their own systems of laws and morality, which occasionally resulted in open hostility amongst them.
Rick Grimes, the show’s main character, was portrayed by Andrew Lincoln until the ninth season. The show debuted on October 31, 2010, and it is only aired on cable channel AMC in the US and Disney+ and the Fox Networks Group in other countries. Beginning on August 22, 2021, the eleventh and final season ran through November 20, 2022.
The Walking Dead started to draw the most 18- to 49-year-old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series starting with its third season, though interest dwindled in following seasons. Additionally, the series has gotten generally favorable reviews from critics.  It has received nominations for a number of honors, including the Writers Guild of America Award for New Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.