The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic horror television series produced in the United States. It is based on the same-named comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, which together form the core of the The Walking Dead brand. In the series, a big ensemble cast portrays zombie apocalypse survivors who must fight to survive while being continually threatened by “walker” zombie attacks (among other nicknames). These survivors had to coexist with other human survivors who had built cities and tribes with their own sets of laws and morals after modern society had crumbled, which occasionally led to open enmity between them.
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