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Norman Reedus On Daryl, "The Walking Dead's" Unlikely Hero

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  • Posted on 15th Sep, 2022 12:03 PM

As the third season gets underway, actor Norman Reedus goes deep on what's at stake for crossbow-carrying survivor Daryl as his brother Merle's return looms on the horizon.

While much of the discussion for comic readers surrounding AMC's "The Walking Dead" centers on how the show will adapt the stories and characters of the Image/Sybound comic, there's one area where that idea is effectively moot: Daryl.

A core member of "Walking Dead's" TV cast, the crossbow-hunting member of the survivor group is an original character with no prescient in Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard's original comic issues. Despite that, the character has become a fan favorite as he's grown from dismissive little brother to the unhinged racist Merle and into one of the more sympathetic heroes of the core cast.


Ahead of tonight's second episode debut, CBR News is happy to share a conversation with Daryl actor Norman Reedus about the character's internal life. Conducted recently as part of our "Walking Dead" set visit (see our core report and a discussion with Michonne actress Danai Gurira as well), the discussion below ranges from Daryl's view of himself to his relationship to Carol to where things will go when his brother reemerges after a two-season absence.

Are you getting at all involved with the new video game -doing voice work?

I'm excited to do the voice for sure. I mean, I have a 12-year-old son, so this video game better be great, or he'll kill me. [Laughs] I won't be the cool dad anymore. I don't know the story lines for the game yet. It's still in the works, and it takes a long time to make a game. But once the game's a little further along before I'm involved creatively. The whole thing takes place before we meet the camp with Merle and I, so it'll be interesting. I've never been in a video game that's been well done yet, to be honest. There were some "Boondock Saints" iPhone games, so they were pretty basic stuff. I'm excited for this. It should be cool to kill myself. [Laughter]

A new episode of "The Walking Dead" premiers tonight on AMC.

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