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Zombiefest is back as Walking Dead returns for fifth season on AMC

Rickey Ramirez, Reporter

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AMC’s most watched television series,The Walking Dead, is back with more gore and hordes of walkers.

After AMC’s first airing of The Walking Dead on Halloween day in 2010, AMC has been making season after season up to the current fifth season, which premeired on Sunday, Oct. 10.The Walking Dead is the first television show to feature a post-apocalyptic zombie world, and stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), and Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee).

As one of the top shows on television, it averages 17.3 million viewers a week, making it the most watched television drama in the history of basic cable.   Based on a popular graphic novel, the show is about a group of survivors from a disease outbreak struggling to survive the “walker” infested world.  Along the way, many characters are lost when their basic campsite is swarmed by the walkers; then many more are introduced after finding Hershel (Scott Wilson) in a farm after Carl (Chandler Riggs) gets shot.  Soon the whole farm burns down after the group’s leader Rick burns a barn filled with walkers. Struggling to maintain their humanity, they soon find a place to call home in a prison, and when introduced to “The Governor” (David Morrissey), that would be soon taken away in a gunfight to the death.

Separation occurs when “walkers” invade their prison and they are left with no choice than to pack up and leave.  Looking for a new home, they see signs to go to a sanctuary named Terminus.  They soon discover that it was all a hoax to lure people in to dine on them.  Left to die in a trailer, the group is saved by a former group member, Carol (Melissa McBride).  She blows up a tank of fuel and “walkers” invade the sanctuary.

To find out what lies in store for our intrepid group of post-apocalyptic wayfarers, tune in each Sunday night at 6 p.m. on AMC.

 

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Zombiefest is back as Walking Dead returns for fifth season on AMC