Ten Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘The Walking Dead’
The comic-book-turned-TV-series “The Walking Dead” (TWD) has become a phenomenon after its premiere in November 2010 on AMC. The show’s awards and nominations makes it as one of AMC’s successful TV series. If you are one of the people who make up “TWD’s” huge fan base, check out the things you probably did not know about your favorite show.
- The Season 5 premiere “No Sanctuary” is the most watched “TWD” episode so far. It aired on Oct. 12, 2014, and was watched by 17.3 million viewers, with 11 million adults aged 18–49.
- The word zombie was never mentioned on the show. The terms biters, herd, floaters, lurkers, roamers and the popular walkers were used.
- Daryl (Norman Reedus), Merle (Michael Rooker) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) don’t exist in the comic version of the show.
- Norman Reedus auditioned for Merle’s part, but he was considered doing Daryl Dixon’s character instead. Did you also know that Reedus appearedin Lady Gaga’s music video for “Judas”? Well, that’s a bonus!
- The show has three British actors — Maggie ((Lauren Cohan), the Governor (David Morrissey) and of course, Rick (Andrew Lincoln). Kudos to them for covering the accent.
- Sophiadid not die and became a walker in the comics. She moved to the prison with her mom and even asked Carl to be her boyfriend. Maggie and Glen also adopted her.
- Daryl uses a Horton Scout HD 125 Crossbow in the show. You can buy it at Walmart for $320.84.
- In the comics, Andrea is very much alive, and she has an affair with Rick. Moreover, Rick’s hands were cut off in the comics, but not on the show (yet?)
- The actress who played Michonne when her character was introduced was not Danai Gurira. In the episode “Beside the Dying Fire,” Gurira is not part of the cast yet.
- As the show progresses, the walkers appeared more deteriorated and decomposed and paler. And did you know that the actors who play walkers undergo a special training before they appear on the show? Talk about zombie school.