Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” has been a massive ratings success, ranking as the highest-rated original scripted drama on television, beating out even network programming. The show’s non-stop zombie gore makes it quite possibly the most violent show on television, and fans have eaten it up (pun intended). The show’s third season finale was the highest-rated drama broadcast in basic cable history.
“The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a former sheriff who wakes up after zombies have taken over the world. He leads a ragtag group of survivors through the zombie wasteland, occasionally stopping at a farm or prison for episodes at a time.
Last year featured a new villain to contend with: The Governor (David Morrissey), who runs a town called Woodbury and may not be what he seems. The show also interested Michonne, a tough-as-nails character who kills zombies with her katana.
The show was created by acclaimed Frank Darabont, writer/director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. Darabont was replaced as showrunner by Glen Mazzara for seasons two and three. Scott M. Gimple was named showrunner for the upcoming season.
Thanks to Netflix, viewers can catch up with many of the best shows on television before they return to broadcast. With the fall television season fast approaching, shows like "Revolution", “Scandal, "Revenge" and "Once Upon A Time" have had all of their previous seasons added to Netflix Instant. Look for further announcements of upcoming Netflix premieres here on the Examiner.
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