The title of the series refers to the survivors, and not the actual zombies Dave Erickson, writer and producer of AMC's Low Winter Sun, is confirmed to be the showrunner.In March 2014, Robert Kirkman has noted that the new series is not technically a spin-off, because none of the characters from the TV Series will be involved.
As the apocalypse goes on, he slowly becomes colder and scolds those he thinks are not living in the real world.
An honest, kind and lawful man, Rick worked in King County, Georgia as a sheriff's deputy who after awaking from a coma finds the world ravaged by an undead apocalypse.
He becomes the leader of a group of survivors from Atlanta, Georgia.
After the prison is destroyed, he forms a brief bond with Beth Greene until she is abducted.
He later finds her at Grady Memorial Hospital and is devastated when she is killed by Dawn Lerner during the exchange, going so far as to shoot Dawn dead.