A lifetime of drifting from city to city, finding back-alley card games and trying to stay out of jail has taught Nick two valuable lessons: Don't trust anybody, and look out for number one. He'd come down to Savannah looking for some gullible fish on the riverboat gambling cruises. Instead he found a city about to be engulfed by infection, and three new friends he's going to have to trust if he wants to survive.
Coach has a big heart, a positive attitude, and a wicked swing with a chainsaw. After a knee injury ended his career as a defencive lineman in college, Coach salvaged his degree-barely-and landed a job teaching health at the local high school in his hometown of Savannah. Working as a defencive coordinator for the freshmen team might not be the best first step to landing a pro coaching career; but it's come in pretty handy for the job of guiding his new friends to safety.
Ellis is a mechanic with a love of life, a firm belief in his own immortality, and the ability to treat any setback as a fun dare to impress his friends. Born and raised in Savannah, Ellis divvies up his time working at the local garage, hanging out with his buddies, and dropping by for Sunday dinners with Mom-why'd anybody want to live anywhere else? Then the zombies had go go and spoil it. Now Ellis is looking for new things to occupy his time, and finding plenty. It turns out the zombie apocalypseis one big dare, and there's no shotage of crazy stuff he can try to impress his new buddies.
As a low-level associate producer for a big-name news station, Rochelle's job mostly consisted of lugging cables and fetching coffee. But when the outbreak hit and staff started calling in sick, Rochelle got her break: producing a segment from Savannah about the evacuation center located there. She was still setting up the cameras when her big story became a war zone. But she's not letting go of her dream job. Surviving a zombie apocolypse is just somthing else she can use her wits and drive to produce the hell out of.