Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – What to know about Daryl before the spinoff

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 /

AMC and AMC+ will premiere the highly anticipated spinoff, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, on September 10. This series focuses on Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon, a character the actor has portrayed since 2010. The Daryl Dixon series will see the character on an overseas journey to France, where he is tasked with a critical mission. Below are some facts you should know before watching the new series.

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Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) – The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Daryl Dixon was introduced in season 1 of The Walking Dead, influenced by his brother Merle (Michael Rooker); Daryl was a gloomy, unpleasant person who didn’t know how to socialize with people like Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the others in the original Atlanta Group. He and his brother had initially planned on robbing the group before Merle was left handcuffed on the roof in Atlanta.

Eventually, Daryl would learn about what it means to be a family and would become a vital member of Rick’s group.

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Anthony Azor as RJ  – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

In the final episode of The Walking Dead, Daryl said goodbye to Carol (Melissa McBride), Judith (Cailey Fleming, RJ (Antony Azur), and Ezekiel (Khary Payton) at the Commonwealth. He went in search of Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira) with the hopes of finding them so they could return to their children.

Essential facts about Daryl: 

  • He prefers to use a crossbow but is very skilled with a knife.
  • Before his arrival on the shores of France, he had never left Georgia until well into adulthood when the group left the state in season 5.
  • Despite his upbringing, Daryl has been a father figure to several children in The Walking Dead, including Judith and Lydia (Cassady McClincy).
  • As far as anyone knows, Daryl has only had one romantic relationship with Leah (Lynn Collins), a member of The Reapers whom Daryl kills to save Maggie’s (Lauran Cohan) life.
  • Daryl is one of only four people to survive the entire Walking Dead series. The others are Rick, Carol, and Morgan (Lennie James).
  • Daryl considers Rick, his brother.
  • Daryl had to kill his brother Merle’s reanimated self, which greatly affected him.

Throughout the series, many characters have made drastic transformations, including Daryl. He started as a redneck from the backwoods of Georgia to become a vital leader and survivor within the communities.

Don’t miss Daryl’s continuing story in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, which premieres on AMC and AMC+ on September 10.

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