This Friday, Disney is releasing all ten seasons of the cult zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead” on Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The final ever season will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in the UK every Monday from the 23rd of August.
With over 150 episodes, across 10 seasons, the show follows police officer Rick Grimes, who finds the world ravaged by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions. Nearby, on the outskirts of Atlanta, a small encampment struggles to survive as ‘the dead’ stalk them at every turn. Can Rick and the others hold onto their humanity as they fight to live in this terrifying new world?
Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Walking Dead:
- In order to become a walker all actors must attend Walker School – a lot of training is required with walkers instructed to act like they’re coming out of a bar at 2 a.m!
- The ‘organs’ eaten by the cast are actually hams soaked in vinegar and food colouring
- After a character is killed off from the show, the remaining cast and crew throw the recently departed a special “last dinner” to celebrate the character and actor
- While the actors are filming a scene the walkers are silent, all the sounds that the actors make are actually added in post production and if a walker blinks it has to be edited out in post production too!
- It can take up to four hours to get one walker camera-ready
- When the cast goes on a lunch break during shooting, the humans and walkers are separated to keep tensions high while filming
- In each series, the walkers look more and more decomposed as time goes by. “The Walking Dead” logo in the opening credits has also been decomposing
- The characters in the show have been fighting for their lives against the zombies for over 12 years since season one began
- In seasons one to eight of the show, the characters did not say the word “zombie” once on screen – they were referred to as walkers
- No single character has appeared in every single episode of the series
All 10 seasons of “The Walking Dead” are coming to Disney+ in the UK and Ireland this Friday.
Will you be binge-watching “The Walking Dead” this summer?