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Caryl Getting Their Own Show!

October 04, 2020

The Walking Dead is hitting the road with Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride), who will return in a sequel series from co-creators Scott Gimple and Angela Kang. Described as a “road show” with a different tone and feel from past seasons of The Walking Dead, the as-yet-untitled spinoff won’t focus on Daryl and Carol exclusively — other characters will be along for the ride — but the two best friends will discover a new frontier in The Walking Dead Universe when the new series revs its engine sometime in 2023.

“With ‘Daryl and Carol,’ I can’t say too much about it, but I will say it’s going to be very different from The Walking Dead, going to have a different tone. It’s going to have a different mission churning under it,” Gimple, who serves as TWD chief content officer, told The Los Angeles Times. “There will be characters all around Carol and Daryl. And, of course, the musical numbers.”

Jokes aside, the spinoff won’t be quite as dark and heavy as previous seasons of The Walking Dead.

“There’s many layers of approvals and things, but [it’s meant to be] a little lighter. Not in a way that feels frivolous, but I think like all of us are looking to have fun in that world,” said Kang, who moves over to the spinoff as showrunner. “It’s a road show — I hope I can say that — and so I think it will feel distinct. It’s definitely something that Norman and Melissa and I and Scott have all talked about, what we crave tonally.”

The current tenth season of the main show planted seeds for the spinoff as early as the Season 10 premiere, where Daryl and Carol mulled over hitting the road to New Mexico. As Season 11 introduces the Commonwealth, a sprawling civilization that has mostly resumed normal life despite the ongoing zombie apocalypse, it’s easy to see outsiders Daryl and Carol journeying somewhere new.

“I think Daryl, the lone wolf, we’ve always thought, ‘That guy just rides off into the sunset at some point.’ Carol is kind of the same person,” Kang said, adding the Commonwealth story “touches on things I think are very relevant about class and about society.”

“[Comic creator] Robert Kirkman really tapped into something that I think a lot of us are thinking about,” she continued. “Obviously we’ve had to pivot to these other episodes that are part of the sort of Season 10 continuation bloc, and then for Season 11 there’s just these stories with themes that are meaningful to all of us.”

TWD Director Teases Season 10 Finale’s “Jaw-Dropping” Ending

June 06, 2020

“People’s jaws are gonna drop” over the final minutes of The Walking Dead’s tenth season, teases season finale director Greg Nicotero. The episode, pushed from its April 12 air date amid the coronavirus crisis, picks up where “The Tower” left off: with Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and other survivors trapped inside an abandoned hospital tower swarmed by the legion of zombies steered by Whisperer Beta (Ryan Hurst). To escape a certain doom, Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), Kelly (Angel Theory) and others must infiltrate the walker horde fearing it’s a mission not everyone will survive.

“It’s one of my favorite episodes of the season,” Nicotero told FANDOM. “What’s great about our show, and what Angela [Kang, showrunner] has done so well, is really kept the momentum of the story moving forward. Where we last left everyone was that Beta and the horde was surrounding the tower, and the finale picks up right where we left off.”

Trapped by the “giant, massive” army of “thousands of zombies surrounding where they’re safe,” our group faces their greatest challenge just as Maggie (Lauren Cohan) re-enters the story and begins a new chapter of The Walking Dead.

“There’s a lot of character storylines that are [addressed] — you get little bits of information here, here, here, and you want to end that chapter and start the next chapter in the finale,” Nicotero said. “We address lots of stuff with Daryl, lots of stuff with Negan, lots of stuff with Beta, lots of stuff with Carol.”

Nicotero added, “I think it’s already been revealed that Maggie’s return is in the finale, and it tees us up so well for Season 11 that it’s a little agonizing for me to not be able to talk about it. Because the last two minutes of the finale, people’s jaws are gonna drop.”

While explaining why AMC was forced to postpone the season finale, Nicotero promised the episode “will not disappoint” when it airs later this year.

Kang earlier revealed the episode — which also follows Eugene (Josh McDermitt), King Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) and new ally Princess (Paola Lázaro) on a race against time to meet the new community represented by Eugene’s radio contact Stephanie (Margot Bingham) — will end on a cliffhanger.

“I’ll just say that there’s some big stuff and there is a cliffhanger, without getting into what exactly that is,” Kang previously told Entertainment Weekly. “But I think hopefully it will be exciting.”

Gallery: “The Walking Dead” Updates!

October 23, 2019

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I’ve finally updated the gallery with screen captures and stills from the current season of The Walking Dead! Hope you enjoy!

Daryl and Carol Described as “Soulmates”

September 25, 2019

The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang has once again addressed Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol’s (Melissa McBride) special bond ahead of the season 10 premiere, describing them as “soulmates”.

Having previously spoken about the possibility of romance between the two characters, Kang has now shed a little more light on the nature of their relationship. While it might not necessarily be a romantic one, the showrunner says they “love each other” nonetheless.

Speaking to TVLine, Kang teased that Daryl and Carol “have a very big storyline together” for the upcoming season, and that although they are sometimes on “divergent tracks”, their connection is always strong.

“They are best friends,” she said. “I think they are soulmates, whether or not their relationship ever goes into romantic territory. They are tied to each other in this world and have been through so much together.”

She continued: “They love each other and they trust each other. They care what happens to the other. And yet that can be very complicated when there’s so much trauma and this bigger thing that’s taking over the communities.”

Kang previously revealed that she’d spoken to Reedus about a potential relationship for Daryl, saying: “We’ve talked about, ‘What does a relationship for Daryl look like? Is he capable of it? Where is his heart?’ All of that.

“Norman thinks very deeply about his character and has such good instincts, so we like to kind of check in with him and ask, ‘What are you thinking about this?'”

Gallery: TWD Season 10 Updates!

September 23, 2019

Hey guys! I’ve updated the gallery with some photos from season 10 of The Walking Dead coming up in about 2 weeks! Hope you enjoy!