Rick and the gang are back in a new action-packed, zombie killing, sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat season.
The Walking Dead’s season six premiered last Sunday night and it didn’t disappoint. The episode sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy after it premiered, making it the top trending topic for the night.
Based on the popular comic book series “The Walking Dead” created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore, it focuses on Rick Grimes, a sheriff who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
From downtown Atlanta, to Hershel’s farm, the prison, Woodbury, Terminus, and now Alexandria, we have seen our favorite characters’ personalities grow dramatically. For example, Carol Peletier, who went from battered housewife and loving mother to a complete badass just waiting to strike again (all while bribing children with cookies).
Keeping thousands of viewers entertained for the past five years, the series has inspired fans to flock to Georgia to participate in the Walking Dead tours in Atlanta and Senoia. Led by a former cast member who played one of the thousands of zombies, the tour in Atlanta guides spectators around the city to see various filming locations while giving them the inside scoop about past and current seasons. The second tour, based in Senoia, will show visitors the real town of Woodbury, as well as filming locations from the movie “Zombieland.”
Prior to the new season’s premiere, AMC hosted a special TWD marathon showcasing our favorite characters from the start while giving us fond memories of characters who passed away during the gang’s journey, like Hershel, Beth and Noah. (I, for one, will still never look at revolving doors the same way again).
According to AMC, season six “will contain more zombies than ever before.”
Drawing in over 14.6 million viewers, the new episode begins with Rick and the gang setting up what seems to be a trap for some walkers trapped in a rock quarry located just a few miles outside of Alexandria. Throughout the episode we see continuous black and white flashback scenes leading up to the execution of Rick’s plan, giving viewers insight to Rick’s planning process and conflict he encounters with some of Alexandria’s residents. Does the gang get to lead the walkers away? I’ll leave that for you to see, but I certainly can’t wait for next week’s episode.