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According to AMC’s website, “The Walking Dead” won the Saturn Award for Best Television Presentation and has been nominated for several other awards, including an Emmy for makeup and a Golden Globe for best television series.
The show follows the journey of Rick Grimes, a Georgia deputy sheriff who awakens from a coma one day to find the world he knows overrun by zombies, which the show dubs “walkers.” Rick and his group of survivors journey through the Georgia countryside looking for a safe haven while facing dangers from both walkers and humans alike.
“The Walking Dead” features plenty of gory scenes, as to be expected from a show set in a zombie apocalypse. However, the show isn’t solely made up of mindless gore and horror.
Each episode explores a different moral or ethical dilemma. The show frequently toys with issues such as finding religion, remaining human despite inhumane conditions, and the meaning of hope in a period of desolation.
As “The Walking Dead” returns, it promises to follow a popular story arc from the comic book series. Rick and the other survivors take refuge in an abandoned prison and face dangers from not only zombies but other apocalypse survivors as well.
The third season will premiere on October 14 on AMC and will include 16 episodes.