The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon images offer first look at epic spin-off

A trio of images from the upcoming Walking Dead spin-off The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon have arrived online, giving the first look at a show that star Norman Reedus promises is going to be “epic”. The six episodes of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon are expected to air on AMC sometime in 2023.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will find Reedus’s character Daryl meeting new characters and battling the dead in France. It was quite a surprise when it was announced that the show was going to take place France, and no one is more surprised by that setting than Daryl himself. AMC’s Dan McDermott has said that the show begins as Daryl “wakes up and finds himself somewhere on the European continent and tries to piece together what happened. How did he get here? How’s he going to get home?” Reedus also confirmed to Jimmy Kimmel that “Somehow I get put there, and I don’t go there on my own free will.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly after three weeks of filming, Reedus said, “Everybody that’s involved in it is really, really excited about what we’re doing. It’s so epic in scale, and the tone is so good and different, and moody. … There’s history in the story. There’s history in the walls around us. There’s history in the sound of it all. It’s a very different feel. It has the stuff that you want from the show, but it’s just picked up and put in a whole other dimension.

Reedus added that making a Walking Dead show in France is “weird as shit, but that’s the story. People are speaking French around me, and part of my story is me trying to figure out, ‘Is this good or is this bad? Are we about to get into a fight or are we friends right now?’ I’m trying to read lips with the language that I don’t understand and I’m reading body language, I’m reading tone. I’m reading all sorts of things, and it’s confusing and I’m figuring it out. I figure out how to get out of it, and how do I get to the next step. It’s all part of the story. So is it weird? Yeah, it’s weird, but that’s the show we’re making. So it’s working really well.

Reedus is joined in the cast of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon by Clémence Poésy (Tenet) and Adam Nagaitis (The Terror).

Poésy is playing Isabelle, “a member of a progressive religious group, who joins forces with Daryl (Reedus) on a journey across France and finds herself confronting her dark past in Paris.”

The character Nagaitis is playing is Quinn, “a displaced Brit who has become powerful in post-apocalyptic Paris as a black marketeer and the owner of the Demimonde, a sexy underground nightclub.”

Are you looking forward to The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, or any of the other spin-offs? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Here are the first look images:

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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