America's favorite post apocalyptic horror drama started out at the tail end of 2010 when it made its debut on the AMC cable channel. It was then networked on Fox and we are now waiting for the fifth series to kick off - sometime in October 2014 most likely.
Andrew Lincoln stars as the central character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes. The opening episode saw him waking from a coma to find himself in a post apocalyptic world where zombies had the upper hand. Things start to go downhill for Rick and his fellow survivors after that.
The show is very popular - one of the most popular cable series ever according to the ratings - and looks set to be around for some time to come. Loyal fans await the fifth series with bated breath and a spin off series, expected to debut sometime in 2015, will also be a welcome addition for many viewers.