The Walking Dead premiered on AMC in 2010 to monster ratings and has been a staple of Sunday night television ever since. Even though the slowly-paced show often frustrates fans with its bait and switches, they keep coming back every week to see how their favorite characters are surviving the zombie apocalypse. Nine seasons into its run and still going strong, the show is one of the last true pop culture phenomena airing on television. Which season is your favorite? Do you know everything that happened behind the scenes that year? We do, and we’re going to reveal everything right here.
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HBO Passed On The Walking Dead For Being Too Violent
Producers were hit with a bit of shock when they were originally trying to sell The Walking Dead to networks. Although it landed on at AMC, where it became a huge hit, it was originally pitched to HBO. The Emmy Award-winning behemoth rejected the show for being too violent.
Let that sink in for a moment. The same network that brought the world The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones, and Westworld, told producers that The Walking Dead was too violent for them to take a chance on. Their loss, we guess.