Based on the series of graphic novels from Robert Kirkman, AMC's horror series The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick, a lawman who wakes up from a coma to discover that a cataclysmic event has transformed much - though not all - of humanity into zombies. He goes searching for his wife and child, using his intelligence and training to stay alive. Eventually he reunites with his loved ones, who have gone on the run with a motley crew of survivors that include Rick's former partner on the force (Jon Bernthal), who has fallen in love with Rick's wife. Written and executive produced by Frank Darabont, the program debuted in October of 2010 and quickly became the biggest ratings hit in AMC history to that point in time.
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