‘Ride with Norman Reedus’ started filming

Norman Reedus talks Photography, Hershel's ponytail in fridge Photo Credit: AMC Networks / Screencapped.net - Cass
Norman Reedus talks Photography, Hershel's ponytail in fridge Photo Credit: AMC Networks / Screencapped.net - Cass /

‘Ride with Norman Reedus’, The Walking Dead star’s unscripted motorcycle show for AMC, begins filming this week with an undisclosed big guest.

“We start on that this week,” says Reedus. “It’s our first ride. Our first guest is kind of a surprise, but it’s a big one, and I’m excited to get started. We have a bunch of cool places to go and cool people to meet. I’m excited to get out of here and go do that.” (via Entertainment Weekly)

Entertainment Weekly has had great access to Mr. Reedus in several interviews that have given a nice picture of what the show will feel like when it airs. It’s a six episode series that will follow Reedus and a fellow rider on travels to different cities, combining motorcycle culture, travel and conversation.

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Reedus compares it to Anthony Bourdain’s CNN food show. “It’s kind of like what Anthony Bourdain does right now with his show. The common denominator for him is food and when that show first came out it was about food. And then food stayed the common denominator, but it was about experiences and meeting people and hearing their stories. I love that show. I’m a huge fan of that show. And that’s kind of what we’re going for with this — the motorcycles will be the common denominator and riding will be the common denominator.”

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From the sound of it, I might compare it a little bit to Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but on a larger scale. Seinfeld loves the cars and talks about those and they ride in the cars. He loves comedy and they talk about that. And he has his friends as guests in casual conversation. The travel isn’t quite as extensive, but you get the idea. It’s not your typical reality TV.

“It’s kind of a dream job. I’ve got two dream jobs going at the same time. I’m waiting for something bad to happen. My luck is too good. I’m just going to do it and have fun and hopefully people will like it as much as I do shooting it.”

With Reedus’ current fans and the fans he’s bound to gain from motorcycle culture and his obvious enthusiasm for the project, it should be fun to watch and is sure to be a successful endeavor for AMC.