Strolling Useless Daryl Spinoff Showrunner Talks Carol Cameo

When AMC first introduced it was anchoring a brand new Strolling Useless spinoff round Norman Reedus’ beloved Daryl Dixon, it was initially meant to carry alongside fellow zombie survivor Carol—just for it to all of the sudden grow to be Carol-less months later. Now that Daryl Dixon is lastly airing, it’s returned to its Carol-adjacent standing, with the potential for extra to come back.

The most recent episode, the penultimate episode of the sequence’ debut season, flashed again to Daryl’s time in Maine as a kind of zombie-wrangler, amassing walkers in change for gasoline provides. However it additionally included a short return for Melissa McBride’s Carol, in a voice-only cameo as she spoke to Daryl over a radio. It’s slight, nevertheless it might not be the final time followers hear from, or probably even see, Daryl’s longtime ally on the spinoff.

“We have been all the time excited with any ways in which we might type of kiss as much as the legacy present, to the franchise, and to the historical past of the characters,” showrunner David Zabel informed Entertainment Weekly. “And this was clearly a really thrilling manner, as a result of it was the primary time in our present the place he had precise real-life literal contact with the world that he was stranded from, and with ostensibly a personality who’s as near him as anyone. So it was an thrilling technique to ship out a life raft, so to talk, and join him to what all people is aware of about his previous in the US.”

McBride was beforehand reported to have exited from the present in a artistic choice, however Jeffrey Dean Morgan—at the moment starring in his own spinoff, Useless Metropolis, from The Strolling Useless, of which there are roughly Too Many at this level—then fueled the flames of McBride’s involvement within the France-set Daryl Dixon months later, tweeting set photos of McBride and Reedus collectively.

However Zabel was fast so as to add that Daryl Dixon watchers might not have heard the final of Carol on the present going ahead past this cameo. “You’ll have to observe and see, however we love the character,” Zabel teased. “And we wish to preserve her on the earth of the present.”

The ultimate episode of Daryl Dixon’s first season is about to hit AMC this Sunday, October 15.

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