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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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