The World as we now know it has ended. An epedemic of proportions previously unimagined has circled the globe and has caused the dead to rise and begin feeding on those still left alive. In only a few short months our society has crumbled to a point where we are just aiming to survive at any cost in a World ruled by the dead.
The Walking Dead television series is based on a comic book series of the same name written by Robert Kirkman and focuses on the World as it exists after the zombie apocalypse.
The main character in the series is Rick Grimes, a small town police officer from Georgia who is wounded in the line of duty and falls into a coma. He eventually awakes in an abandoned hospital and finds himself living in a World full of zombies. He sets out to try and find his family and, with the help of other fellow survivors attempts to battle the zombie hoards in order to stay alive.