Role: Rick Grimes
We begin our story with Rick Grimes, a former police officer who wakes up in an empty hospital. From the cinematic opening first episode, we follow Rick's moralistic journey as he tries to find his missing family and protect them at all costs.
Where have I seen him before: Before securing the main role in 'The Walking Dead', Andrew Lincoln starred in the Channel 4 sitcom 'Teachers', and of course played lovesick Mark in 'Love Actually'. He recently starred in Netflix's 'Penguin Bloom'.
Role: Shane Walsh
Shane is Rick's former police colleague and also his longtime friend. Quite hot-tempered and unpredictable, Shane is the type of guy who pulls the trigger first and asks questions later.
Where have I seen him before: 'The Walking Dead' undoubtedly launched Jon's Hollywood career, which saw him secure roles in popular movies such as 'The Wolf of Wall Street', 'Baby Driver', and 'Ford v Ferrari'.
Sarah Wayne Callies
Role: Lori Grimes
Lori, believing that her husband Rick failed to make it out of the zombie apocalypse alive, flees with Shane and her son Carl in order to get to safety in Atlanta. How will she cope when she discovers Rick is alive?
Where have I seen her before: Sarah burst onto our screens in the high-stakes drama 'Prison Break', playing the role of Dr. Sara Tancredi. She also starred in the sci-fi series 'Colony'.
Role: Glenn Rhee
The first person Rick meets after his escape from the hospital is a young, quick-witted Glenn. A fan-favourite, he is the one member of the group who can be the most resourceful and one they can depend on.
Where have I seen him before: Following his break-out role in 'The Walking Dead', Steven went on to do voice work for 'Invincible' and he also received an Oscar nomination for his role in 'Minari'.
Introduced in the closing moments of season two, Michonne is a character from the comic books which fans couldn't wait to see on screen. Wielding her trademark katana, and flanked by her two protective walkers, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Where have I seen her before: Becoming a bad-ass fighter in the series proved wonders for Danai's career, ensuring that she was recruited into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Okoye, first appearing in 'Black Panther'.
Role: Daryl Dixon
Season one Daryl lives in the shadow of his older brother Merle, who is antagonistic, surly and gruff. Daryl, however, shows that he has much more compassion than his sibling, and is one of the best hunters in the group.
Where have I seen him before: One of Norman's biggest roles prior to 'The Walking Dead' was in 'Blade II' opposite Wesley Snipes.
Role: Carol Peletier
Over the course of 10 seasons, none of the characters has changed beyond recognition more than Carol. At first a meek and well-mannered woman, the more we get to know her character, the more we begin to realise that there's a warrior waiting to be released.
Where have I seen her before: Apart from a number of minor roles in TV series and films, Melissa's biggest role is still as Carol in 'The Walking Dead'. She'll be reprising the character for the untitled spin-off series following Daryl and Carol.