Robert Pattinson is an English actor who rose to fame after playing the titular character in the 2012 film adaptation of the popular video game series, The Walking Dead. Since then, he has appeared in high-profile films such as the upcoming Dark Knight Rises and the action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed.

The Walking Dead

It was announced earlier this year that the upcoming film adaptation of The Walking Dead would be titled The Dead Ties and would star Robert Pattinson as the lead character, Rick Grimes. Set for an October 21, 2016 release date, the film will be based on the first three years of the comic series by the same name and will continue the story of Rick Grimes and his group of survivors. While the plot of the film hasn’t been released yet, from what is known, it appears Rick Grimes will be dealing with some serious interpersonal issues and possible supernatural encounters as the zombie apocalypse continues to affect the world around him.

Other Projects

Apart from The Walking Dead, Pattinson has starred in a number of highly acclaimed films, such as the James Bond movie, Spectre, and the critically acclaimed drama, Out Of Sight. He also played one of the leads in the 2013 comedy-drama, The Spectacular Now. In 2014, Pattinson lent his voice to the video game expansion pack, Tales From The Crypt—Voices Of Doom in the English-speaking world, and to the Russian-language version as Lazare, Devil Incarnate. In 2015, he played the title character in the futuristic heist film, Snowcrash and starred in the drama, Beyond The Walls. More recently, he featured in the 2016 horror-comedy, The Babysitter, and will appear in the upcoming sci-fi horror movie, Extinction Machine.

Personal Life

Pattinson was born on May 4th, 1986 in London, England. He grew up in Scotland and attended Glasgow’s prestigious university, Strathclyde University. While at university, he spent one year in New York City studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute. A trained musician, he is also a qualified classical musician and is currently based between London and Los Angeles. He is currently dating singer-songwriter, FKA Twigs. They met while filming the upcoming documentary, Won’t You Be My Friend?, about the musician Cassie Davis.


Pattinson got his big break while still a student when he was cast in the indie romance, Beautiful Smile. Directed by Michael Dodd, the film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win numerous awards, including Best British Film at this year’s London Film Festival. His next role was in Luc Besson’s big-budget science fiction film, Valerian. Set for an October 28, 2016 release date, Valerian will be the third and last in a trilogy of films based on the popular comic book series, Valerian. The trilogy will star Denzel Washington as the title character and will also feature a cameo from Rihanna.

The Walking Dead (2012-present)

The Walking Dead is one of the most popular and influential television shows of all time. The series, which was first broadcast in 2010, is set in a zombie-infested world and follows a group of survivors as they try to stay alive and protect themselves from the hordes of undead creatures. The show broke many viewing records upon its premiere, notably reaching 50 million viewers across all platforms in its first season alone. Since then, it has retained a substantial audience and continues to grow in popularity every year. The most recent season, which is currently airing, has attracted an additional 15 million viewers alone in the United States.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season

The first season of The Walking Dead features the story of Rick Grimes, a man who finds himself accidentally trapped in the post-apocalyptic world of the undead. After being ambushed by a group of wild walkers while scavenging for supplies, Rick sets off in search of shelter. On his journey, he encounters various other survivors along the way who seek protection from the dangers that surround them.


The Walking Dead has been nominated for numerous awards throughout its relatively short history. It has won numerous Annie Awards, including Best Animated TV Series in 2015 and 2017, and it was nominated for a Hugo Award in 2016 for Best Dramatic Presentation (one of the annual awards given out at the world science fiction convention, the Hugos). It was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best TV series in 2016.


While the show’s influence is easily visible in popular culture, many fans of The Walking Dead are passionate about the show and try to replicate its success whenever possible. In particular, creators, Robert and Michelle Reiter, have said that they receive numerous fan letters each week and that many of their fans have become friends through the show.

The Walking Dead: Talking Dead (Season 1)

A companion show to The Walking Dead, Talking Dead is a half-hour discussion show hosted by Chris Hardwick, which focuses on the popular series. The show features interviews with the cast and crew of The Walking Dead, along with celebrity guests and other interesting people who are involved with or influenced by the show.

The Walking Dead was originally slated to end after its first season, but in 2012, it was announced that the series had been picked up for a further two seasons. Since then, the show has continued to draw large audiences and remains one of the most popular shows on television. It currently has an average rating of 6.1 on IMDb, while Season 3 has an average rating of 5.9.

Reviews & Scores

From the very beginning, The Walking Dead was met with critical acclaim and has been cited as one of the best of its kind. In 2010, Rotten Tomatoes listed The Walking Dead as one of the “Top 100 Greatest Classics of All Time,” calling it “an ingenious use of TV spaceships, killer zombies and intimate human drama.” In a 2018 article, The Guardian cited it as one of the greatest shows of all time, writing, “If you’re looking for escapism, you can’t make a better fit than The Walking Dead.”

International Broadcast Premiere

The Walking Dead was originally broadcast in the United States on AMC, but it has since been picked up by numerous other networks and streaming platforms around the world. It has been shown in more than 140 countries and territories, making it the most watched scripted show of all time. Many of its fan bases can be found outside of the United States, particularly in Europe, where the series airs frequently in different languages. The most recent broadcast of The Walking Dead was in the United Kingdom, where it launched on Sky Atlantic on October 5th, 2018. The episode “Clear All Walls” was shown live to a UK audience of 500 million people, making it the most-watched show in the history of British television.

What Is A TV Series About Zombies?

The Walking Dead is a series about zombies, but it is a lot more than that. It has frequently been described as a show about society and human nature in the face of the apocalypse. The series follows Rick Grimes, a man who finds himself accidentally trapped in the post-apocalyptic world of the undead after being ambushed by a group of wild walkers while scavenging for supplies. On his journey, he encounters various other survivors along the way who seek protection from the dangers that surround them. He eventually meets a group of people known as the Band of Misfits who help him discover the truth about the undead menace and the society that created it. The zombies represent the apocalypse as a whole, but it is very much a story about humanity and the choices we make in times of crisis.

The Walking Dead: Why Are Zombies Popular?

Zombies are popular among audiences for many reasons. For one thing, they’re easy to explain in simplistic terms. In the same way that vampires were once the scourge of the early 20th century, zombies have become a convenient scapegoat for our time of crisis. It is easy enough to blame the dead for everything that’s wrong in the world and a great way to explain the latest terrifying outbreak to your friends and family.

It is also a popular topic amongst film and television critics. In a piece for The New York Times, Chris Nashawaty wrote, “Part of the fun of The Walking Dead is trying to unravel its mysteries. Who is Negan? Why are the characters acting and talking the way they are? Why are there so many zombies?” With each new season, the show creators continue to offer more questions than answers and leave the viewer thirsting for more.