Walking Dead news: Carol Daryl spinoff loses half of the dynamic duo

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 21 - Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 21 - Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC /

TV Line has reported that Melissa McBride has exited the long-promised Carol and Daryl spinoff series. This spinoff was announced in 2020 when the eleventh season of The Walking Dead was announced as the final for the series.

Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang and Walking Dead universe chief content officer Scott M. Gimple are co-creating this series that fans have recently started to question whether or not it would even be created. It currently has no title, and no other information has been released.  Especially since the newly announced Maggie and Negan spinoff was immediately given a title, Isle of the Dead, and synopsis.

An AMC spokesperson had this to say regarding the McBrides exit:

"Unfortunately, she is no longer able to participate in the previously announced spinoff focused on the Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier characters, which will be set and filmed in Europe this summer and premiere next year. Relocating to Europe became logistically untenable for Melissa at this time. We know fans will be disappointed by this news, but The Walking Dead Universe continues to grow and expand in interesting ways and we very much hope to see Carol again in the near future."

Walking Dead spinoff series

It will be interesting to see if the spinoff will only feature Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon or will another familiar character be added. There are several that would pair nicely with Daryl, including Gabriel, Aaron, or Rosita, if they survive the final episodes of the flagship series, which will air its last episode this fall.

This is sad news for fans of Carol and Daryl, who are the longest-running characters of the main series. Both of these characters have undergone drastic transformations since their introductions in season 1. It was an exciting thought to see these two pair up and go on to new adventures. The only description given about the series was something Reedus said in an interview about it being nothing like The Walking Dead.  

The Walking Dead returns to AMC this fall with the final eight episodes of the series. The midseason finale of this season saw the Commonwealth taking over the communities of Alexandria, Hilltop and Oceanside.

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