25 The Walking Dead Franchise Facts You’ll Die Over!

Posted by , Updated on November 13, 2022


The Walking Dead franchise has been loved by many over the years. Fans flock to conventions to see their favorite characters in the flesh. It has made them laugh, cry, scream in terror and in anger, and it has spanned many different types of media platforms. From television, the big screen, video games, board games, and that’s not to mention the scores of soundtracks and collectible figures.

No matter which particular branch you happen to love, there is a lot to know and cover about the world of The Walking Dead, and even more to come!

The series has kept its momentum going for some time and has shown no intentions of stopping now. Test your knowledge and learn something new about your favorite series in our list 25 The Walking Dead Franchise Facts You’ll Die Over!


The world of walking dead


The Walking Dead, created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, includes a comic book series, two television series, six novels, video games. Other forms of media include audio books and soundtracks.


More of Rick

In its comic book form, The Walking Dead is a monthly black-and-white series chronicling the travels of Rick Grimes, his family, and other survivors of the zombie apocalypse.

Comic books

The comic book series was first issued in 2003, and in 2010, revived the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Moving forward

The franchise covers two TV series, with another in the works. The Walking Dead is going on its 10th season, while Fear of the Walking Dead is on it’s fifth. Though little is known about the untitled spin-off series, it will feature a female lead.

On the big screen

In late 2019, it was confirmed that three AMC Original Films of The Walking Dead are in development. Andrew Lincoln, known for his role as Rick Grimes, is signed to reappear. It was also confirmed that the films would air exclusively on AMC.

All the spin-offs

For ravenous fans who want more, there are also six short web series that have aired on AMC’s official website. The Walking Dead: Torn Apart, The Walking Dead: Cold Storage, The Walking Dead: The Oath, Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, Fear the Walking Dead: Passage, and The Walking Dead: Red Machete.

Torn apart

The Walking Dead: Torn Apart was a six-part series that set the tone for The Walking Dead. On October 3, 2011, it aired in its entirety on AMC’s official website. The short series filled fans in on the origin story of Hannah, also known as “Bicycle Girl,” the walker whom Rick Grimes killed in the very first episode.

Cold storage

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The Walking Dead: Cold Storage is a four part series airing in October 2012 right before the third season of The Walking Dead. It follows a young man named Chase who seeks shelter in a storage facility run by a malicious employee called B.J.

The oath

The Walking Dead: The Oath consisted of three parts, airing in October 2013. For curious fans, it tells the story behind the “Don’t open, dead inside” graffiti written across the doors of the hospital Rick first awakens in.

Flight 462

Fear of the Walking Dead: Flight 462 was made up of 16 parts. It follows the story of a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. We even see two of the characters, Alex and Jake, later on in season two of Fear of the Walking Dead.



Fear of the Walking Dead: Passage was another 16 part series of 2016. The episodes were aired as promos during the seventh season of The Walking Dead, and were made available weekly online. The series followed two women, Sierra and Gabi, as they struggled to survive.


Red machete


The Walking Dead: Red Machete consisted of six parts and aired in 2017. As the name suggests, it tells the origin story of Rick’s red machete.


A lot to play


There have been seven total board games created by the franchise, plus a card game. That’s not counting video games!


Board games


The Walking Dead TV show had the games The Walking Dead Board Game (2011), and The Walking Dead Board Game Best Defense (2013), as well as an expansion.


From comic to game


The Walking Dead comic book series had a board game based after it as well, aptly titled The Walking Dead The Board Game in 2011.


Board games


The Walking Game versions of both Monopoly and Risk have also been released.


Card game

The Walking Dead card game hit stores in 2013.

Mini games

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In 2016, a tabletop miniature war game based off The Walking Dead was released, titled The Walking Dead: All Out War.

Video games


The Walking Dead is also the name of an episodic video game series based off the comics with a total of four seasons. It even won several Game of the Year awards.


Facebook game

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Though short-lived, The Walking Dead: Social Game, was available on Facebook from 2012 to 2014.

First person shooter


Unfortunately met with negative reception, 2013 saw the release of a first-person shooter called The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct based on the TV series.


First person shooter 2.0


Another stab at a first-person shooter was also unsuccessful, as Overkill’s The Walking Dead was terminated before it even released for consoles.


Phone games


There have been two games for Android and iOS, The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, and The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land.


Horror Novels

Besides the comics, there have been eight total horror novels written about The Walking Dead.

The Walking Deceased


The parody film, The Walking Deceased, aired in 2015, but received very poor reviews.

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