Scott M. Gimple revealed the setting of The Walking Dead spin-off show starring Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon. First announced in September 2020, the Daryl and Carol spin-off developed by Gimple and Walking Dead Showrunner Angela Kang reportedly focused on Reedus’ Daryl and Melissa McBride’s Carol on a zombie apocalypse road trip after the series finale of The Walking Dead. But the sequel to the original series, coming to an end after eleven seasons and eight final episodes this fall, will instead follow Daryl on a mission abroad. McBride pulled out of the spin-off in April because moving to France – where the untitled series will be filmed and set – was “logistically untenable” for a long time. Walking Dead actress.
Kang, who was to serve as showrunner on the Daryl and Carol spin-off, also left the series shortly after AMC confirmed McBride’s departure. Daryl’s as-yet-untitled solo series will shoot this year under ISis David Zabel as showrunner.
Gimple still oversees the Reedus-led show in his role as AMC’s Chief Content Officer Walking Dead Universe. The executive producer spoke to the Daryl Dixon spin-off live on Sunday during the Talking Dead: The Walking Dead 2022 Universe Preview special and revealing plans for the series set to premiere in 2023 on AMC and AMC+.
“Daryl’s spin-off is set in France,” Gimple announced. Confirming a connection to the Variant walkers introduced in the post-credits epilogue of The Walking Dead: World BeyondGimple said, “[The World Beyond coda] is a bit of a teaser of some of the things Daryl is going to be dealing with.”
“Daryl is a fish out of water to begin with. If Daryl ends up with new people, he’s a fish out of water. In France, in a country going through the apocalypse, [it’s] an entirely different thing,” Gimple added.
“He finds himself having to reinvent himself again, finding himself, and also, not being with – probably – the only people in the world he’s comfortable with.”
During The Walking DeadDuring the series’ final panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Reedus assured the Comic-Con crowd that “Carol and Daryl’s story isn’t over yet.” Reedus’ comment echoes a statement from AMC, which said McBride could return to TWD Universe – after what Reedus called “a bit of time off”.
“Melissa McBride brought to life one of the most interesting, real, human and popular characters in The Walking Dead Universe. Unfortunately, she is no longer able to take part in the previously announced spin-off focusing on the characters of Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, which will take place and shoot in Europe this summer and premiere next year.” said AMC Networks at the time. “Moving to Europe became logistically untenable for Melissa at this time. We know fans will be disappointed by this news, but The Walking Dead The universe continues to grow and expand in interesting ways and we very much hope to see Carol again in the near future.”
With the Daryl Dixon spin-off, AMC Studios is now filming Isle of the Deadwhich follows Lauren Cohan’s Maggie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan in post-apocalyptic New York, and the Rick Grimes/Michonne spin-off featuring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira. The Walking Dead: Final Episodes premieres Sunday, October 2 on AMC.