The only survivors from the pilot episode


TWD has seen dozens of important characters die over the years, with only two characters from The Walking Dead’s pilot episode still alive.

Only two characters from The Walking Dead‘s pilot episode is still currently among the living. While the latest works, great iconic horror director George A. Romero will probably forever be poster children for the zombie subgenre, hit AMC The Walking Dead has carried the zombie flag proudly since 2010. The Walking Dead has determined its opponents, but is still one of the most watched programs on cable, even in the last season, and at one point it was number 1 in the script on the entire television. Based on the series’ character, it’s no surprise The Walking Dead survivors are few and far between.

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The Walking Deads pilot section included Rick’s family (Lori and Carl), as well as his friend Shane and Morgan Jones. All of these characters came through season 1, however The Walking Dead survivors began to be picked out in season 2. As much as some love to insult it now, The Walking Dead spent some time gaining far more recognition than criticism, and many felt it was the best thing to happen to zombies since Romero’s classic Living dead movie. The Walking Dead made zombies so popular that the carnivorous ghouls are probably overexposed now, whereas high-profile zombie movies and TV shows before the adventures of Rick Grimes and company had become quite rare sights.


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In his honor, The Walking Dead pilot even managed to blow the audience away, which aired near Halloween in 2010 and was a perfect holiday experience. The series reached such popularity that it actually spawned two spinoffs muddy the show’s timeline. Most TV pilots do not do much more than set up the characters, the main plot and the general universe of the series to be followed, but The Walking Dead pilot was feature film length and was hailed by some as one of the best zombie movies for years, despite the fact that it was not actually a movie. 11 years is a long time though, and today. Here is each The Walking Dead survivors back from the series’ pilot episode.


Of all the characters included in The Walking Dead pilot, titled “Days Gone Bye”, only Rick Grimes and Morgan Jones are alive.

Morgan Jones


While both Rick and Morgan have left the original Walking Dead show behind, Rick will appear in upcoming films, and Morgan jumped over to Fear the Walking Dead. Rick’s former police partner Shane Walsh, his wife Lori, son Carl and future friends Dale and Glenn have all encountered unfortunate deaths at the hands of either zombies or other people, as has Andrea’s sister Amy.

The Walking Dead Survivor Morgan Jones decided to leave the group after the final battle with the Savior, in which Rick defeats Negan. He decides to stay alone in the Mounds and claims that he “can not be with people anymore”. Morgan showed up Fear the Walking Dead season 4 and has only faced issues ever since. Many thought he was dead after Fear season 6, however The Walking Dead survivor was rescued and is still one of the main characters in Fear season 7. He could appear for TWDlast seasonalthough this has not yet been seen.


Rick Grimes


Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead

The audience is more than happy about that The Walking Dead Pilot episode star Rick Grimes remains alive, despite the countless near-death experiences he has encountered. The Walking Dead survivors left the show in season 9 after being picked up by a helicopter and have not appeared since. AMC has revealed that Rick will return The Walking Dead movie. However, rumors began to fly that he might be back sooner when photos surfaced of Andrew Lincoln eating with Norman Reedus in Atlanta while TWD filmed his final episodes.

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In a strange circumstance, however, the only one TWD season 1 characters to still be a part of the current cast is Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier. Granted, none of them are qualified to qualify here, as none of them appeared in the pilot. Carol began life as a background player, and Daryl as more of an antagonist along with her brother Merle, and both were absent from The Walking Dead pilot “Days Gone Bye.” What makes Morgan’s continued survival more remarkable is that he disappeared after the pilot and failed to reappear before the middle of season 3. Hopefully, The Walking Dead survivor will be long enough to encounter his old friend Rick again.

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