The Walking Dead series is based on the series of graphic novels of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. This season follows former sheriff';s deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from his coma into a post-apocalyptic world filled with flesh-eating zombies, dubbed as "walkers". Rick goes on a search to find his family and to discover the origins of the walker virus. Can Rick and the others hold onto their humanity as they fight to live in this terrifying new world? And, amidst dire conditions and personal rivalries, will they ultimately survive one another? The Walking Dead is an epic, survival adventure series from the director of The Shawshank Redemption and the producer of The Terminator and Aliens.