During the Television Critics Association winter press tour, AMC announced that The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is set to premiere later this year. First announced in 2020, the series was originally centered around both Carol and Daryl, but Melissa McBride had scheduling conflicts that made her unable to relocate for filming.
Although Daryl, played by Norman Reedus, wasn’t part of the original comics by Robert Kirkman, he quickly won fans over and has since become a fan-favorite character. The series is set to take place in France, as Daryl struggles to piece together how and why he washed ashore.
“The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient france as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan.”
Adam Nagaitis and Clémence Poésy set to star opposite Norman Reedus with Poésy set to play Isabelle, a member of a progressive religious group, who joins Daryl across France, finding herself confronting her dark past in Paris. Nagaitis plays Quinn, a displaced Brit who has risen to power in post-apocalyptic Paris as a black marketeer and the owner of a sexy underground nightclub.
In the season 11 finale, it appeared Daryl was getting ready to set out on an excursion that will be “good for him,” according to Carol. In The Walking Dead: World Beyond, a recording of Dr. Edwin Jenner was played, revealing that the variants of walkers that are popping up in Toledo, Ohio could be because of the Primrose team conference. In season 11 of The Walking Dead, new variants popped up that showed them being able to climb, pick up rocks and throw them, open doors, and more.
Stay tuned for updates on The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.