The Walking Dead Season 7 is finally here! It got off to a terrific start, but it is sad to see Abraham and Glenn die. Spoiler alert: Daryl may be the next one to go. Now, let's get to the point. Are you a follower of The Walking Dead show? Have you seen all the episodes including the Season 7 premiere? Let's see how big a fan you are! Read the 12 interesting facts about the show, and see how many of them you know. Let's welcome Season 7 with this timely topic. Jump right in, and find out more about your favorite TV show!
1.The Word Zombie Is Never Used On The Show
In the show, the word zombie is not even heard once. Instead, words like roamers, lurkers, walkers, biters, herd, etc. are used to describe the zombies and their groups. Though "zombie" is a widely used term to describe those fictional living dead characters, Robert Kirkman, the original Walking Dead comic writer, didn't use the word because of the absence of zombie themed movies, TV Shows, literature, etc. in the TWD universe. He didn't want people to remember those classic zombie movies or shows while reading the book.
2.HBO And NBC Passed On The Show Saying It Was Too Violent
Both HBO and NBC got an opportunity to be the original broadcasters of the show, but the two leading television networks softly declined the proposal citing gore and excessive violence as reasons. They asked the show's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd to water down the intensity of violence, a suggestion that she didn't like. AMC later picked the Walking Dead TV series in 2010, which then had become one of the most popular original AMC shows ever. HBO is long known for airing violent TV shows, and we wonder what made them turn down the proposal!
3.TWD Team Got Into A Trouble While Filming The Pilot Episode
Back in 2010, while Frank Darabont was filming The Walking Dead pilot episode, some people who live nearby the set called police as they thought Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) was a sniper. The SWAT team with their full arsenal arrived at the spot in no time, but they soon realized that it was just a film set and people were acting. Fortunately, no one was arrested on that day! We have no idea how anyone could call police when there were so many people on the location and cameras around. Merle Dixon does look like a hitman, though!