Season 1 is the first season of AMC's Edit
'The Walking Dead. '
Season 1 of The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010 on AMC and concluded on December 5, 2010. The TV Series is based on the graphic novels of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard; it was developed for television by Frank Darabont, who wrote and co-wrote four of the season's six episodes and directed the pilot, Days Gone Bye, and also produced by Gale Anne Hurd.
- This season of The Walking Dead at the time became the most-watched drama series in basic cable history for the demo.
- The finale, "TS-19" was the most-watched episode of the first season, garnering a 4.1 HH rating and attracting six million total viewers.
- This is currently the only season without any main character deaths.
- This is the only season so far to not have a majority of the cast absent in an episode.
- The final episode ranks first for Adults 18-49 delivery among basic cable for a drama series.
- This is the shortest season of The Walking Dead with a total of 6 episodes.
- The song "Mr. Splitfoot (In the darkest night)" by Paris Motel and "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" by The Walker Brothers were used in the first half and second half of the trailer, respectively.
- Out of the 20 characters at the camp, only 11 are actually in the comic (Rick, Lori, Carl, Shane, Carol, Sophia, Jim, Dale, Andrea, Amy and Glenn).
- The Dixon brothers, T-Dog, Jacqui, as well as Morales and his family are not characters in the comic book, although they are each featured prominently in season 1 of the TV series.
- This season lacks several characteristics shared by later seasons, such as:
- The death of at least one main character.
- The inclusion of a main antagonist.
- A rival survivor group being encountered by Rick's group.
- Summer (Zombified)
- Jenny Jones
- Leon Basset (Alive and Zombified)
- Hannah (Zombified)
- Mrs. Siggard
- Mr. Siggard
- Horse Siggard
- Wayne Dunlap (Zombified)
- Ed Peletier
- 13 unnamed Atlanta camp survivors
- Amy (Alive and Zombified)
- Candace Jenner
- Edwin Jenner
- Numerous patients and hospital staff
- Several U.S. military soldiers
- Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes.
- Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh.
- Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes.
- Laurie Holden as Andrea.
- Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath.
- Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee.
- Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes.
- Lennie James as Morgan Jones.
- Emma Bell as Amy.
- Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon.
- Andrew Rothenberg as Jim.
- Juan Gabriel Pareja as Morales.
- Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon.
- Noel Gugliemi as Felipe.
- Noah Emmerich as Edwin Jenner.
- Jim R. Coleman as Lambert Kendal.
- Linds Edwards as Leon Basset.
- Keisha Tillis as Jenny Jones.
- Adrian Kali Turner as Duane Jones.
- IronE Singleton as T-Dog.
- Jeryl Prescott Sales as Jacqui.
- Adam Minarovich as Ed Peletier.
- Melissa Suzanne McBride as Carol Peletier.
- Madison Lintz as Sophia Peletier.
- Maddie Lomax as Eliza Morales.
- Neil Brown Jr. as Guillermo.
- Gina Morelli as Abuela.
- Anthony Guajardo as Miguel.
- James Gonzaba as Jorge.
- Noah Lomax as Louis Morales.
- Gregory Nicotero as Amy's Walker.
- Judi M. Durand as Vi.
- Blade as Siggard's Family Horse.
- Tommie Mack Turvey - Criminal 1.
- Chick Bernhard - Criminal 2.
- Brent Bernhard - Criminal 3.
- Lisa Marie Thomas & Joyce Liles as Nurses.
- Barry Hopkins as Hospital Patient.
- M.V. Oliphant as Infected Nurse.
- Ken Melde as Infected Doctor.
- Addy Miller as Summer.
- Mike Kasiske as Black Suited Walker.
- Samuel Witwer as Tank Walker.
- Joe Giles as Atlanta Suited Walker.
- Melissa Cowen as Bicycle Girl Walker.
- Max Calder as Baseball Bat Walker.
- James Miller as Rat Eating Zombie.
- Brian Stretch as Tank Walker.
- Andrew S. McMillan as CDC Walker.
- Larry Mainland as Old Walker in Car.
- L. Stephanie Ray as Camp Survivor.
- Frances Cobb as Camp Survivor.
- Jan as Camp Survivor.
- Mike Senior as Private Gaines. (Deleted Scenes)
- Claire Bronson as Dr. Candace Jenner. (Deleted Scenes)
- Timothy Douglas Perez as Thug. (Deleted Scenes)
Days Gone By-1st episode
Guts- 2nd episode
TellIt To The Frogs- 3rd episode
Vatos- 4th episode
Wildfire- 5th episode
TS-19- 6th episode