AMC’S mega-hit television show returns this October with a new and exciting season that will continue the story of fan favorite characters such as Rick, Glenn, Daryl, Carol, Michonne and many other current survivors that continue to battle it out in this post-apocalyptic zombie world.
Fans of the show have been waiting for the new season to arrive since last season’s shocking finale back in March. With the episode attracting 15.8 million viewers and delivering an 18–49 rating of 8.2, it became the most watched season finale for the show as well as any drama in basic cable history.
The series is based on the popular comic book series of the same name by creators Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard and it follows the story of a group of people dealing with a the constant attack of zombies or as the show refers to them, Walkers.
The show has one of television’s most changing casts with every season bringing new deaths to characters of the series. The penchant for not being afraid to kill fan favorites or long time characters and perhaps the unpredictability which creates a feeling that no one is ever safe is, part of what keeps viewers glued to their television sets. The great reveal is alway who will be the next victim on the show.
Over the seasons the show has not only gained fan and viewer recognition but it has also received critical acclaim. All of the seasons of The Walking Dead have been well reviewed by recognized critics, with high approval rating on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.
The series current cast includes actors Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeung, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, and Melissa McBride just to name a few from the huge group of people.
Season 6 will be featuring newcomers from the comic book series such as Heath played by Corey Hawkins and Scott portrayed by Kenric Green. Also joining the cast is special guest actor Ethan Embry, star of popular films like “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Empire Records’’ as Carter, an amalgamation of several comic book characters.
The show’s popularity keeps growing every season with the series even having its own successful live talk show in which host Chris Hardwick discusses the latest episode alongside guests, celebrity fans, cast members, and crew from the show.
The series also recently launch a spin-off show called Fear The Walking Dead with the first season being a major hit averaging 11.2 million viewers in “live plus-3” ratings (includes VOD and DVR viewing within three days after initial telecast) ultimately becoming the highest-rated first season of any series in cable history.
All of this proves that there is no end in sight for the ever growing popularity of the zombie franchise with season 6 promising to be the show’s most exciting and thrilling one yet.
If you are already a fan of the show then you surely will be tuning in to see more Walker action and in case you are still not a fan of the show it is never too late. You can catch up on the fun by watching the previous seasons on different streaming sites.
The Walking Dead season 6 airs Sunday night’s at 9/8c on AMC.