The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. Producers had no idea they were about to embark on the highly popular and most watched drama in basic cable history.
The series begins with a viral outbreak infecting population across the country. Those infected become zombies or otherwise known as biters, walkers or the walking dead. Rick Grimes, a cop, is the leading man who leads a group of family and friends through the unexpected ruin of the world around them, many zombie encounters and often attacks.