Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon spinoff details so far and first look video

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: Emmanuel Guimier/AMC
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: Emmanuel Guimier/AMC /

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is one of several spinoffs of The Walking Dead series that will continue the story of one or more characters featured in the main series. Daryl Dixon, portrayed by Norman Reedus since season 1 of the flagship, will travel to France for his new adventure.

No information has been released on how he will arrive in France, but when he washes ashore, Daryl won’t know how or why he arrived at his new location. He will, however, know that his main objective is to make his way back home. This task proves difficult due to the new people he will encounter.

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– The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Emmanuel Guimier/AMC /

Reedus has stated that Daryl Dixon the series will have a much different tone, light, and sound than The Walking Dead. He has also said that fans shouldn’t just expect a continuation of the story told in the main series but more of a reset.

David Zabel, known for ER and Mercy Street, is the showrunner for the series and is new to The Walking Dead universe. TWD Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple shared that Daryl will be a “fish out of water” in this new series and will be required to reinvent himself in his new surroundings.

Daryl will encounter another thing in this series: the French variant walkers seen in the coda scene of The Walking Dead: World Beyond series finale. It appears that a variant walker originated in France and could prove a challenge even for a seasoned walker killer like Daryl. He may have to find a new weapon as it is doubtful that he arrives in France with his crossbow in check.

Daryl Dixon spinoff synopsis

"In The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Daryl (Reedus) washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan."

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon – The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Emmanuel Guimier/AMC /

Daryl Dixon spinoff cast

  • Norman Reedus – Daryl Dixon
  • Clémence Poésy – Isabella
  • Adam Nagaitis – Quinn
  • Louis Puech Scigliuzzi – Laurent
  • Anne Charrier – Genet
  • Eriq Ebanouey – Fallou
  • Laika Blanc Francard – Sylvie
  • Romain Levi – Codron

Daryl Dixon spinoff writers

According to WGA directory Daryl Dixon will see brand new writers to The Walking Dead universe with Zabel writing or co-writing three of the six episodes.

Episode 101 – David Zabel

Episode 102 – Jason Richman & David Zabel

Episode 103 – Coline Abert

Episode 104 – Shannon Goss

Episode 105 – Jason Richman & David Zabel

Episode 106 – Laura Snow & Jason Richman

The official trailer has yet to be released for the Daryl Dixon series, but since filming has been ongoing since the fall of 2022, hopefully, one will be released soon. The only news about a release date is that the series will see a debut sometime in the second half of 2023.

Daryl Dixon teaser

During the premiere of Dead City, a the first teaser for Daryl Dixon was released. Daryl is seen tied to an upturned life boat in what is likely the Atlantic ocean. How he get there is still a mystery but viewers know he will end up in France.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon first look scene

AMC has yet to release news about a second season but all signs point to the fact another season will be coming. The Sun Journal, a Maine publication has reported that a request has been made for two front pages of their paper for the series. This was after filming had wrapped for season 1. The newspapers are needed for a scene set in 2012 that will involve an abandoned car in Maine. Many of the French cast and crew have also posted on social media regarding filming for season 2 and there have been casting calls for actors in France.

It has also been widely circulated that Melissa McBride who plays Carol Peletier has joined the series for season 2. You can read more about that here. 

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will premiere on AMC and AMC+ in the fall of 2023.

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