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All of the principal actors have a "Last Supper" the day they film their death scenes. This "unorthodox idea" came to Frank Darabont's mind when he was watching Season 1 of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2009), a comedy show starring actor/singer Gustavo Goulart.
During production of season eight, stuntman John Bernecker fell 22 feet from a balcony onto the concrete floor, missing the crash pad by inches. He was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center and pronounced dead soon after. Episode 8.1 is dedicated to his memory.
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The extras who play walkers have to go through "walker school" to learn how to walk and move like walkers.
In an interview Robert Kirkman claimed Norman Reedus (Daryl) originally auditioned for the part of Merle Dixon. He was rejected, but his audition so intrigued the producers that they created the part of Daryl just for him.
For Season 3, the make-up team used darker skin tones for the walkers to show further decay as time had progressed.
In an interview on National Public Radio, Steven Yeun said that his parents, who emigrated from South Korea as adults, watch the show faithfully, but do not always understand the English dialogue, so they get a bootlegged version with Korean subtitles. Yeun also said that his father once asked him to thank Melissa McBride for saving his life. Even though Yeun reminded his father that it was all make-believe, Mr. Yeun insisted that his son should thank her, which he did.
During lunch breaks, the zombie cast would eat together, while the rest of the cast ate together.
Creator Robert Kirkman addressed the beginning of this and the comic series as being strongly similar to that of 28 Days Later... (2002). According to him, it was "a complete coincidence. I saw '28 Days Later' shortly before the first issue of Walking Dead was released. That first issue came out in October of 2003 and 28 Days Later was released in the States in June of 2003. So we were working on our second issue by the time I saw it. It was going to be a matter of somehow trying to restage the entire first issue, because it was a very similar coma opening. I made a decision-which I pretty much regret at this point-I said, 'You know what? It's so different (from that point on), I will probably never hear anything about this.' And I was wrong."
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From season to season, the opening titles "decompose" more and more.
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While shooting Season 5, Norman Reedus requested to keep Andrew Lincoln's beard clippings "for some strange purpose known only to Norman Reedus."
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The prison set took about two months to build.
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The character Edwin Jenner, the doctor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an homage to Dr. Edward Jenner (II), who developed the first vaccine (which was for smallpox).
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There are two zombies in the first episode of the show that are the same actors and make-up as two of the zombies used in Zombieland (2009).
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In Spanish, "rosita" means little rose, while "espinoza" is an adjective used to describe something full of thorns. So Rosita Espinoza would mean "little rose full of thorns".
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When Frank Darabont was in discussion with HBO about taking the series, Thomas Jane was attached to play Rick Grimes. The negotiations fell through, and when the series was eventually greenlit by AMC, Jane was unable to appear due to working on Hung (2009).
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The woman (Phillip's wife) in The Governor's (David Morrissey's) family photograph is producer Denise M. Huth.
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In Season 1, of the 20 characters at the camp only 11 are actually in the comic book: Rick, Lori, Carl, Shane, Dale, Glenn, Andrea, Amy, Jim, Carol and Sophia.
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Not a single character appears in every episode.
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Laurie Holden originally auditioned for the role of Lori Grimes, before she was offered the role of Andrea Harrison.
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During filming of Season 6, Alanna Masterson (Tara) was pregnant with her first child, a girl, who was born on November 5, 2015. Viewers will be able to spot some subtle cover-ups during full-length shots.
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From season to season, the title score is transposed between a semi-tone and a full tone lower to reflect the darker atmosphere of the series.
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The episode that spans the most time is the pilot, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (2010).
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In November 2018 Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) both signed new three-year franchise-spanning deals that ensure they will be paid even if their characters are written off, moved to an offshoot or a spinoff. Reedus will earn $350,000 per episode, with guarantees and advances, worth anywhere from $50-$90 million overall. McBride also received a "big pay bump" estimated at $20 million over the course of the new contract.
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Because of Eugene Porter's actions in season seven, actor Josh McDermitt received a large number of death threats and unpleasant messages through social medias. As a result of this, McDermitt deleted every single social media account in late April 2017, and has up until mid June not activated it again. McDermitt said in an interview, that he isn't sure whether or not he will return to social media, only that it depends on how the story on the show progresses.
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According to Norman Reedus, he accidentally incited a small panic among the show's fans when a photo surfaced of him sporting a prosthetic dismembered stomach. This photo is not of Reedus' character of Daryl Dixon, but rather his character in Pandorum (2009).
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The first season of the show mostly comes from the first six issues of the comics. This arc is titled "Days Gone Bye", which is the same name as the pilot.
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The Alexandria Safe Zone is actually filmed in Senoia, GA, across the railroad tracks from where the Woodbury set was created.
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After filming at the prison concluded, most of the set was dismantled, including the fences, guard towers and the sky walk.
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Originally, the characters of Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) and Mika (Kyla Kenedy) were going to be cast as different-gendered twins, with Mika being a boy named Mike. However, after Kyla Kenedy's audition via Skype, they scrapped the idea so they could cast her.
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Melissa McBride is one of two series regulars who has been credited as a co-star. The other is Norman Reedus.
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Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey and Lennie James are all English. Lauren Cohan moved to London when she was 14.
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The first half of Season 5 takes place in only four days.
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During season two, Glenn tells Maggie his favorite activities on a Friday night, were playing Portal, while eating Hot Pockets and drinking Mountain Dew.
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During cold filming (for example, "Beside the Dying Fire"), walker breath has to be digitally removed in post-production.
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While the word "zombie" is not used in the show, it is featured multiple times in the comic books and the video game series.
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Most-Tweeted-about television show in 2014.
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Frank Darabont also directed four of the show's cast members, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Juan Gabriel Pareja, and Melissa McBride, in The Mist (2007). DeMunn also appeared in Darabont's The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and The Green Mile (1999).
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The Dixon Brothers, T-Dog, Jacqui, and Morales and his family are not characters in the comic book, although they are each featured prominently in Season 1 of the series.
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The prisoner, "Tomas", physically resembles the comic's depiction of The Governor.
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The Walking Dead (2010) Creator Robert Kirkman was on the set throughout the filming of the first season.
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The timeline of the second half of Season 4 (eight episodes) takes place in eight days.
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Deanna, the leader of Alexandria, has the biggest character change from the comics. The leader in the comics is actually a man named Douglas. Deanna's husband, Reg, is named Regina in the comic, and is Douglas' wife.
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Rutina Wesley was rumored for the role of Michonne, before Danai Gurira was cast.
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The prison set is located outside of Senoia, GA, and is roughly a mile from where Hershel's farm was filmed.
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The show was made into a haunted house at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, FL. There was also a maze in Universal Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights for its 2012 event.
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In Season 2, Beth is 17 years old. In reality, Emily Kinney was 25 when she joined the cast.
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The logo seen on the T-shirt of Rick's son Carl is that of another Robert Kirkman creation, "Science Dog".
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Michael Cudlitz played Officer John Cooper on Southland (2009). He and his partner were nicknamed "The Walking Dead" in the series' fourth season.
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Rick's sidearm is a .357 Magnum Colt Python.
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While Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) isn't in the comics, on which the show is based, readers will be familiar with his weapon (the crossbow, wielded by Dwight in the comics).
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In an online interview it was revealed that Frank Darabont envisioned having several self-contained episodes that would not continue the main story. One such episode would have been the Season 2 premiere. It would have involved Sam Witwer (who Darabont used in The Mist (2007) and played the tank zombie in the series premiere) as a soldier in a Black Hawk Down (2001)-styled Atlanta. Witwer's character would have encountered several of the cast before being bitten and locking himself in the tank.
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Between Seasons 1 and 5, Carl Grimes has only aged twice, from age 12 to 14. However, Chandler Riggs will be 18 years old when Season 8 progresses. This means there could be some sort of time jump (seen in the graphic novels) to ensure that the actor isn't too old for his role.
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Sonequa Martin-Green originally auditioned for the role of Michonne. While she was unsuccessful, producers liked her audition so much, that they created the role of Sasha Williams for her (the character does not appear in the comics).
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Daniel Bonjour cut his honeymoon short to take the role of Aiden.
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While Woodbury is an actual town in west Georgia, scenes featuring the town,were filmed in downtown Senoia, GA, which is about 30 miles away.
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In the entire series, Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, and Sarah Wayne Callies are the only cast members to have been credited alongside images of themselves in the opening credits. This occurred in the first two seasons only.
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The season 9 premiere episode was seen by 6.1 million viewers - down 47 percent from the season 8 return, which was seen by more than 11 million people. Among adults 18-49, the show was down 51 percent. This was the smallest Nielsen audience for TWD since the show's first six-episode season back in 2010.
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Morgan Jones' son's name is Duane. Duane Jones is the name of the lead actor who played "Ben" in the original Night of the Living Dead (1968).
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As of the fifth season, there are three The Wire (2002) alums on The Walking Dead (2010). Chad L. Coleman, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., and Seth Gilliam.
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In Season 3, the beginning of the first and last episodes have the same camera sequence. The Walking Dead: Seed (2012) begins with a close-up shot of a walker's eye, with the camera slowly zooming out, while The Walking Dead: Welcome to the Tombs (2013) begins with a close-up shot of The Governor's eye, with the camera slowly zooming out.
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In Season 5, Episode 7, The Walking Dead: Crossed (2014), a sign on the church wall contains Bible verses with living dead imagery.
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The first half of Season 6 happens in two days (excluding flashbacks): The Walking Dead: First Time Again (2015) happened the same time as the first half of The Walking Dead: JSS (2015), The Walking Dead: Thank You (2015) happened the same time as the second half of "JSS", The Walking Dead: Heads Up (2015) and The Walking Dead: Always Accountable (2015) happen at the same time, and the end of "Always Accountable", happening during The Walking Dead: Start to Finish (2015).
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Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa) has the most appearances out of all the series regular cast for season seven, featuring in eleven out of sixteen episodes. Xander Berkeley (Gregory) had the fewest, appearing in only five episodes.
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Ross Marquand (Aaron) previously auditioned for the role of Gareth.
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This show was officially renewed for a seventh season, on October 30, 2015.
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The horse seen in the pilot, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (2010), is the same horse used in Survival of the Dead (2009).
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The trailers for the show released at Comic Con over the years, has always been popular around the world. However, the trailer for season 8 released in July 2017, broke several records. Four days after it's release, the trailer had been watched over 31 million times, beating all other trailers released at Comic Con 2017 with the same time frame. It also beat the highly anticipated 7th season of the show, that had 25 million views in it's first four days.
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Addy Miller reprises her role as the little zombie girl from the pilot, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (2010), in the episode The Walking Dead: Mercy (2017). Rick Grimes comes across her after scolding Carl for almost helping a man that was talking to himself and begging for food.
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This is the second AMC show to feature an RV. The Walking Dead (2010) utilizes a Winnebago Chieftain, while in Breaking Bad (2008), a Fleetwood Bounder is used throughout the show.
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In 2018 a new AMC policy was announced that allows both The Walking Dead (2010) and Fear the Walking Dead (2015) to use the "F" word twice per season.
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In the comics Magna (Nadia Hilker) has a pistol that she wears in a drop leg holster. Prop master Gillian Albinski wanted to echo that look with Magna's knives, so she carries them in a sheath on her leg.
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Laurie Holden (Andrea Harrison) and Emma Bell (Amy Harrison) play sisters in The Walking Dead (2010). In real-life, they share the same birthday: December 17.
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John Hawkes turned down the role of the Governor.
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At the end of season one, and the beginning of season two, several tracks of Sunshine (2007)'s movie soundtrack are used in and outside of the CDC.
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Tom Payne (Jesus) and Steven Yeun (Glenn) share the same birthday.
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Two zombies from George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (1985) can be spotted in the series. The first one is the iconic Bub, who can be seen in the zombie-infested tunnel in S4E15, The Walking Dead: Us (2014). The second one is the very first zombie that appears in Romero's movie and can be seen in S7E9 The Walking Dead: Rock in the Road (2017), laying against a wall. Greg Nicotero, make-up artist in The Walking Dead (2010) was also part of the make-up team in Day of the Dead, in which he also appeared playing Johnson, one of the soldiers.
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Sarah Wayne Callies appeared in Into the Storm (2014) with Alycia Debnam-Carey, who plays Alicia in Fear the Walking Dead (2015).
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Michael Cudlitz guest-starred as a living dead high school jock, in one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
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Three out of five of the actors Straight Outta Compton (2015) have been on this show: Neil Brown, Jr. (Guillermo), Corey Hawkins (Heath) and Aldis Hodge (who played Michonne's boyfriend in a flashback).
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The first set of twins to play Judith Grimes (Adelaide Cornwell & Eliza Cornwell)'s uncle, Brendon Cornwell, also had a role in The Walking Dead (2010) - later playing a Woodbury survivor in episodes 3.9 (The Walking Dead: The Suicide King (2013)), 3.10 (The Walking Dead: Home (2013)) and 3.16 The Walking Dead: Welcome to the Tombs (2013).
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Chandler Riggs' middle name is Carlton. Coincidentally, he plays the role of Carl Grimes.
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When the giant zombie was brutally crushed in season two, many of the actors felt sick after watching what has to be one of the most violent and gory moments in the entire series.
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Episode 3.8, The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer (2012), is the last episode to be rated TV-14. All episodes after are rated TV-MA.
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In an interview with "Music Times", Chris Daughtry revealed that he auditioned for the role of Dwight.
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Although Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Cudlitz never appear in the same scene, they are both in the same two episodes of Prison Break (2005) (Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 1 (2005) and Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 2 (2005)).
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Illustrator Charlie Adlard based Negan's look in the comics on Henry Rollins. In an interview with Forbes in June 2016, Rollins revealed that he had auditioned for the role.
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Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Chandler Riggs (Carl) share the same birthday, although Alanna is eleven years older than Chandler.
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A female saviour who is quite close to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), is named "Arat" and is played by Elizabeth Faith Ludlow. In the comics her name is actually Tara but it was reversed for the show to avoid confusion with Alanna Masterson's character, who was already named Tara.
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Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) is a fan of Tom Waits. In a scene in season three, episode eleven, The Walking Dead: I Ain't a Judas (2013), she sings "Hold On" to the group in the prison. She also sings a portion of "I Don't Want to Grow Up" to baby Judith in season four, episode two, The Walking Dead: A (2014).
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From the time she was born, in episode 3.4 (The Walking Dead: Killer Within (2012)) until episode 3.8 (The Walking Dead: Made to Suffer (2012)), she was portrayed by twins Adelaide Cornwell and Eliza Cornwell. They were six-weeks old during their first scene. From episode 3.9 (The Walking Dead: The Suicide King (2013)) to 3.16 (The Walking Dead: Welcome to the Tombs (2013)) twins Loudyn Case & Leighton Case took over. For episodes 4.1 (The Walking Dead: 30 Days Without an Accident (2013)) to 4.9 The Walking Dead: After (2014), Judith was portrayed by Anniston Price & Tinsley Price. Episodes 4.10 (The Walking Dead: Inmates (2014)) to 4.14 (The Walking Dead: The Grove (2014)) saw twins Elisea DiFranco & Eleora DiFranco take over the role. For the season 4 finale (The Walking Dead: A (2014)) flashback twins Delia Oeland & Sophia Oeland were used. A new set of twins go on to play the role of Judith Grimes for season 5 - Clara Ward & Charlotte Ward. For seasons 6, 7 & 8, Sophia Garcia-Frizzi & Chloe Garcia-Frizzi took on the role.
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During season three, Rick Grimes mentions his least favorite team was the Chicago Bears.
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Siddiq says his mother wanted him to take up painting instead of playing the recorder. In real life Avi Nash enjoys painting and drawing in his free time.
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Negan wields a barb wired baseball bat called "Lucille". Jeffrey Dean Morgan enjoys playing baseball, as well as various other sports, games, and activities.
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As of Season 8, five of the sixteen premiere/finale episodes have "Day(s)" in the title: "Days Gone Bye" (Season 1 Premiere), "30 Days Without An Accident" (Season 4 Premiere), "Last Day on Earth" (Season 6 Finale), "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" (Season 7 Premiere) and "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" (Season 7 Finale).
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Briana Venskus (Beatrice) and Zach McGowan (Justin) have both appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) as Agent Piper and Anton Ivanov, respectively.
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Jason Douglas (Tobin) and Danai Gurira (Michonne) share the same birthday.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the show, Michonne hates The Governor (David Morrissey) based on a hunch, and he only loses an eye. However, in the graphic novels he brutally rapes her for days, leading to the loss of his eye, arm and testicle when she gets her revenge.
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In the Season 2 premiere, The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead (2011), Rick is on a rooftop in Atlanta, talking to Morgan Jones on a walkie-talkie. In the background, Grady Memorial Hospital (which is featured in Season 5) is clearly visible.
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Dale had not originally been scheduled to die as early as he did in the show. However, after his close friend Frank Darabont was fired as producer, DeMunn asked to be killed off. Later he had a change of heart, but his death had already been scripted and budgeted for, so his request to continue on the series was denied.
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The Season 6 opener, The Walking Dead: First Time Again (2015), features a scene in which Rick (Andrew Lincoln) asks Morgan (Lennie James) who taught him to fight with a staff, and Morgan remains silent. In response, Rick says, "I ask, you answer. Common courtesy, isn't it?" This is a reference to the series premiere, where the roles were reversed, as Morgan is questioning Rick about his wound.
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The last five episodes of Season 5 (The Walking Dead: Remember (2015), The Walking Dead: Forget (2015), The Walking Dead: Spend (2015), The Walking Dead: Try (2015), The Walking Dead: Conquer (2015)) are named based on a quote by Dale in Season 1: "I like what a father said to his son when he gives him a watch that had been handed down through generations . . l I give it to you not that you may REMEMBER time, but that you may FORGET it for a moment now and then and not SPEND all of your breath TRYing to CONQUER it."
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In the comics, during The Governor's prison attack Judith is killed after Lori is shot, and falls on top of her. The writers used this to worry comic book fans when Judith's carrier was filled with blood in Season 4, Episode 8.
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In the Season 5 premiere, The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary (2014), when the Terminites were slicing throats, the main cast members were not told about the prosthetic necks and fake blood that would ooze through the throat in front of them. So their reactions at having their "throats" cut were real.
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As of Season 3, Carol (Melissa McBride) is the only known female character remaining from Season 1, making her the longest-living female character in the show.
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The set used in the construction site scene, where Abe is collecting materials for Alexandria, is actually the prison set, after being stripped down. You can see this by looking at the building behind them. It has burn marks from the Governor's attack.
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As of Season 8, Rick hasn't changed his jeans since Season 4's "Too Far Gone". You can tell because there is a patched bullet hole on the left thigh from where The Governor shot Rick.
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The coat that Rick wears in the last episodes of Season 4, and most of Seasons 5 and 6, belongs to "Claimer Lou", the man he strangled in the bathroom at the house, in which he, Carl and Michonne were staying, after the prison.
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A few seconds after the Season 5 mid-season finale, The Walking Dead: Coda (2014), ended, AMC's Facebook page mistakenly shared a picture of Daryl carrying Beth's corpse, with the caption "R.I.P. Beth". It was badly received by people who had not watched the episode yet in the West Coast, Europe and South America.
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In the comics, it is Dale who is eaten by The Hunters, not Bob. Both of them say, "You're eating tainted meat, you stupid pricks".
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At the beginning of Season 1, Episode 5, The Walking Dead: Wildfire (2010), Edwin Jenner mentions in his live video recording, that it has been 196 days since "wildfire" (when the disease got out of control, but not yet global). This episode is on the fourth day after Rick wakes from his coma. If there is no mention or signs of a "disease" at the time of Rick's nearly fatal shooting (first episode), this suggests he could've been comatose for over six months.
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In Season 4, Eplisode 9, The Walking Dead: After (2014), when Rick is unconscious, the scene in which Carl leads the walkers away from the house is the same as the comic (dialogue and camera angles).
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The place where Gov. Martinez and Shumpert camp in the Season 4, Episode 6 flashback is the same place where The Governor and his soldiers wiped out the National Guard in Season 3, Episode 3.
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At the beginning of the Seaosn 5 mid-season finale, before killing Bob Lamson, Rick says, "Can't go back, Bob". This is the exact line that is spoken to Bob Stooky by Gareth at Terminus.
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At the end of Season 4, Episode 8, The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone (2013), the last words are "Don't look back, Carl. Just keep walking." Andrew Lincoln insisted that the whole phrase was left in, so the final word was "walking".
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As of the Season 8 finale, Rick, Carol, Daryl and Morgan are the only characters to survive from Season 1.
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A Greene family member has died in three of the six mid-season finales. Zombified Shawn and Annette Greene were put down by the group in The Walking Dead: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011), Hershel was decapitated by The Governor in The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone (2013) and Beth was shot by Dawn in The Walking Dead: Coda (2014).
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Daryl gets a new crossbow in Episode 3.12, The Walking Dead: Clear (2013), when Michonne brings him one from Morgan's apartment.
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On November 10, 2015, it was announced that Jeffrey Dean Morgan had been cast as the well known villain, Negan. Negan was scheduled to make his first appearance in the Season 6 finale, The Walking Dead: Last Day on Earth (2016), which was scheduled to air on April 3, 2016.
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The timeline of Season 3 is just under two months, stated by Hershel in Season 4..
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Beth's death, in the Season 5 mid-season finale, caused an uproar on social media, with fans sending hate mail and death threats to Scott M. Gimple, along with boxes of plastic spoons being sent to AMC (a reference to the silver Washington, D.C. spoon Beth found). A Change.org petition titled "Bring Beth Back" was also created, and had collected over 135,000 signatures and was even discussed on Good Morning America (1975).
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In the comic, Lori and Shane's affair was only a one-night stand instead of a regular occurrence and is revealed in Issue Five, while in the show it's revealed in the second episode, The Walking Dead: Guts (2010).
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In the comics, all members of the Grimes family were shot. Rick during the shootout at the beginning of Season 1, Episode 1 (which led to his coma), in the stomach in the prison and in his hip in the season 7 finale; Carl in the shoulder and eye; and Lori, which killed her.
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Baseball bats have been featured more throughout Season 5, possibly to foreshadow a death like Glenn's comic book death, though with a different character. Creator Robert Kirkman debunked any predictions about Glenn dying in this way during an "@midnight" segment called "Fake Spoilers". Ultimately, these predictions ended up coming true anyway, with Glenn's death exactly mirroring the graphic novel.
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In Breaking Bad (2008), Walt rents a red Dodge Challenger from a man named Glenn. Coincidentally, Glenn Rhee, from this show, drives that exact model in the Season 1 episodes: The Walking Dead: Guts (2010) and The Walking Dead: Tell It to the Frogs (2010).
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After Scott Wilson (I) (Hershel) died on October 6, 2018, the show's producers announced that his character would be returning in some capacity (possibly a flashback) in Season 9, in scenes he had filmed before his death at age 76. This character of Hershel had been killed off during Season 4.
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Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan cameo as husband and wife, Thomas and Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). This is ironic, however, because Morgan's character, Negan, kills Cohan's character, Maggie's husband, Glenn in the comics, and the television series. Both also portrayed characters on Supernatural (2005), with Morgan notably playing Sam and Dean's father, John Winchester. Lauren Cohan played the antagonist Bela.
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Many deaths on the show, and in the comic are similar, albeit with different characters. In the comic, it is Carl who shoots and kills Shane and Rick who kills the walker Shane. On the show, Rick stabs Shane and Carl shoots the undead Shane. Dale's fate is shared with Herschel and Bob. In the book, Dale loses a leg to a walker and The Hunters. In the comic book, it is Tyreese who is beheaded by the Governor, in the show it's Herschel. On the show, Tyreese is bitten on the arm, and it is chopped off by Michonne; in the comic book, it is Morgan Jones.
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Chad L. Coleman, who played Tyreese in Seasons 3-5, also appeared as "Coach" in Left 4 Dead 2 (2009), a game that is also about survival in a zombie apocalypse.
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The three questions Rick asks the woman in the woods, in the Season 4 premiere, The Walking Dead: 30 Days Without an Accident (2013), were foreshadowed by Season 3, Episode 6 The Walking Dead: Hounded (2012), when Rick was getting phone calls in prison after Lori's death.
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In the first season, Daryl's back tattoos are covered, but when his brother sees his scars on his back, he has two tattoos there.
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Lori has sexual relations with both Shane and Rick within a 24-hour period, and it is implied that it was her first time with Shane (she removed her necklace with Rick's wedding ring). This could make Shane or Rick Judith's biological father. Towards the end of Season 1, in the CDC, Shane says to Lori, "You know, you and I carried on quite a bit", implying what we saw wasn't the only time they had been together. In Season 7 Rick points out to Michonne that he knows Judith is Shane's daughter.
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Carol's husband Ed never appeared in the comics, he was only mentioned to have been killed.
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In the comics, Tyreese is never with a woman named Karen (there never is a woman named Karen). Instead, he was with Carol, and then Michonne, after a fight and complications with Carol.
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The church structure that plays a prominent role during the first half of season five, was not a real church. It was built from the ground up, and then aged to look appropriately worn and real. In the DVD extras, it is explained that they decided they had to build a new structure, instead of filming in a practical church location, because they knew from before the season started, that the brutal and bloody events in "Four Walls and a Roof" would have to be filmed there, and they were quite certain that no actual church would allow for those actions to be simulated on their grounds. By contrast, the town of Alexandria (which plays a similarly prominent role in the second half of season five) is not only a real community (Senoia, Georgia), but the development, in which the show is filmed, has a codicil in its charter, that its residents have to allow movies and television shows to be filmed there.
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In the comics, the final Governor attack was in Issue 48. On the show, it was Season 4, Episode 8 , The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone (2013).
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Since the first half of Season 5 took place in four days (excluding the subplot story line of "Slab Town" episode four), it had been five days since Rick bit Claimer Joe's neck.
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It had been less than two weeks (about 12 days) from the Season 4 mid-season finale, since The Governor destroyed the prison, and Hershel was killed.
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With just four appearances (three credited as a series regular), Andrew J. West has made the fewest appearances as a series regular.
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Following Episode 9.5, The Walking Dead: What Comes After (2018), Scott M. Gimple revealed a spin-off movie would be made. Andrew Lincoln will reprise his role of Rick Grimes and it will center around his encounter with the helicopter group who rescued him in the closing moments of his final episode of the television series. The first film in the planned trilogy, to premiere on AMC, will explore the "vast mythology" behind the community trading for "A" and "B" people and will be told from Rick's point of view.
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In the comics, Morgan Jones dies in the Alexandria Safe Zone when a herd of walkers breaks down the walls and attacks survivors. This attack is foreshadowed in the Season 5 finale, The Walking Dead: Conquer (2015), where Morgan saves Daryl and Aaron from a mob of walkers coming out of cargo trucks. Later in the episode the wolves are seen leading the same walkers back into the trucks.
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When Bob, Tyreese, Daryl and Michonne hear the Terminus broadcast message from the radio, it was eight days before Bob would make his way there and nine days before Daryl and Michonne would. Tyreese does not enter Terminus.
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Basically, when recurring cast members are promoted to series regulars, their names are added after the original series regulars in the opening credits. However, this is is not the case of Norman Reedus and Lauren Cohan, who are credited before Chandler Riggs who had been a regular since the first season, up until his departure in season 8.
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Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene, appeared in the television movie The Jack Bull (1999) as a character called "Governor." Coincidentally, he gets killed by The Governor (David Morrissey) in this show. Wilson also played a Governor in Young Guns II (1990), the role of the real-life Governor Lew Wallace, who promised to pardon Billy the Kid.
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With Beth dying in the midpoint of Season 5 and Tyreese dying in the first episode of the season, this makes two deaths back to back. This also happened in Season 3, Episodes 15 The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life (2013) (Merle) and 16, The Walking Dead: Welcome to the Tombs (2013), (Andrea), as well as Season 2, Episodes 11, The Walking Dead: Judge, Jury, Executioner (2012) (Dale) and 12 The Walking Dead: Better Angels (2012) (Shane). Lori and T-Dog also die back to back.
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When Andrea shoots herself with Rick's revolver, you hear the empty brass casing hit the ground. But revolvers do not automatically eject the casing. However, this is a goof, and not a point of trivia.
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At the end of the pilot episode, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (2010), when Rick is in Atlanta, the tank in which he locks himself to get away from the walkers is a British Chieftain Mark 11 and not an American M1 Abrams, as would be assumed.
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As of 2019, the Ninth Season features the most departures of Series Regular cast members as seven main characters left the show. These were Xander Berkeley (Gregory) who was killed off in the pilot, Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Pollyanna McIntosh (Anne) who left the show followed the fifth episode, Tom Payne (Jesus) who was killed off in the eighth episode, and finally Alanna Masterson (Tara) and Katelyn Nacon (Enid) who were killed off in the fifteenth episode.
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In the comics, Rick's right hand is chopped off by the Governer when he refuses to reveal the location of the prison, this never happens in the show but instead of Rick it is Merle who loses a right hand.
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