Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, alone in the hospital, weeks after the human race has been all but eliminated for an unknown reason, with the dead coming alive as mindless carnivores with only one instinct: eat the living. He manages to escape the hospital overrun with the dead and finds that, other than living dead, the entire city is empty and his wife and son are not home. He meets Morgan and his son Duane who are hiding out in a neighbor’s house, who fill Rick in on what little is known about the disaster. Rick leaves to find his family. But there is no sanctuary in Atlanta which has been overwhelmed with the walking dead and Rick is trapped.
teleplay by Frank Darabont
based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore
and Charlie Adlard
directed by Frank Darabont
music by Bear McCreary
Cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Lennie James (Morgan), Adrian Kali Turner (Duane), Keisha Tillis (Morgan’s Wife), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Emma Bell (Amy), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale)
LogBook entry by Robert Parson