The Walking Dead is one eerie TV series, but did you know that it is partly an homage to author Stephen King? The hometown of one of the main characters is King County, Georgia, which honors the horror/thriller writer. Moreover, a spin-off was supposed to be made based off the show, but it never happened.
Oh well, plenty of people still enjoy this creepy show. So we are here to show you the Top 10 Facts About The Walking Dead. For instance, the show’s creator also developed a comic character named Science Dog, who is referenced in the show on one of the characters’ T-shirts.
Fascinating Facts about the Walking Dead TV Show
1 Tough Break
Andrew J. West is the main character with the least on-screen time.
2 Age Difference
Emily Kinney was 25 years old when she joined the cast as 17-year-old Beth.
3 The Wire Meets The Walking Dead
3 actors from The Wire came onto the show: Chad L. Coleman, Seth Gilliam, and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
4 Timing it Perfectly
The last 8 episodes of Season 4 are scheduled to be 8 days in real time.
5 Customized Role
The role of Daryl Dixon was made especially for Norman Reedus, who first auditioned for the role of Merle Dixon.
6 Last Supper
The day before a character dies, they get a “last supper” on set.
7 Hard Labor
It took the crew 2 months to construct the show’s prison.
8 The Crew was Cast
Makeup artist and co-exec Greg Nicotero was featured in the show as a walker.
9 Frank’s Little-Known Name
His actual name is Ferenc Darabont, and the name ‘Ferenc’ is featured on some construction vehicles.
10 Whoops, We Should’ve Told You
Residents in Atlanta, Georgia thought that one of the characters was an actual shooter during the filming.
11 Wacky Fan Theory?
A wacky fan theory says that the Governor on the show is actually a pirate. And some zombies are never out of makeup, so cast members tend to have a hard time recognizing them!
Video: The Walking Dead Invades CONAN Atlanta
The CONAN studio audience is a great place to hide from walkers, but friendly fire can be a real danger.
For something much lighter, see our facts about Baywatch.
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