The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, And Other Things We Know About The Upcoming Series

Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
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You thought you could escape the world of The Walking Dead? Think again. 

While The Walking Dead ended in 2022 after eleven seasons and one emotional finale, that doesn’t mean the world of The Walking Dead is dead yet. There are so many upcoming The Walking Dead TV shows in the works. Dead City has released in its entirety, the new Rick and Michonne spinoff will be releasing at some point, and of course, we have the spinoff called The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. 

The title is going to deliver exactly what you think – a series that follows Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) in a post-The Walking Dead world. But what exactly is the show going to be about besides just featuring Daryl? And who else is going to star in it? If you’re as curious as I am, here are some things that we know so far about The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. 

What Is The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Premiere Date?

Norman Reedus in the trailer for The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is going to premiere on September 10th, 2023, according to the official trailer that was released for the show during 2023’s San Diego Comic Con on YouTube.  This means we can officially add this to our 2023 TV release schedule

While zombies feel as if they were the big thing ten years ago, they’ve been rocking our televisions again like no one’s business the last two years. In 2022, we had the Netflix hit, All Of Us Are Dead, and in 2023, we had both The Last of Us and The Walking Dead: Dead City. Now, we’re going to be adding The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon to the list. Need to get my zombie gear ready.

Check Out The Trailer For The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

Daryl shooting a walker in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.

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While it hasn’t been very long since we’ve seen Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead, it’s always refreshing to see him appear again on the small screen – and this time, in his own trailer. Released at San Diego Comic Con 2023, the trailer features Daryl arriving in France – and settled with the huge task of delivering a boy across France that could be the key to bringing back humanity. 

I can't help it, I’m already excited. My love for zombies is slowly coming back with these spinoff shows. 

Norman Reedus Will Star

Daryl in the woods on The Walking Dead

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Obviously, it wouldn’t really be a Daryl Dixon centered show unless Norman Reedus was in it, and based on the press announcement from AMC when the show was first announced, Reedus is most certainly returning as Daryl Dixon. 

The actor portrayed Daryl through all eleven seasons of the original show as one of the few that remained from Season 1. Through that, we’ve seen so many badass Daryl moments that it’s not that surprising that he’s getting his own show. 

I’m sure we’re going to be getting a heck of a lot more badass moments just from this show alone. I can’t wait to see it. 

Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis And More Have Joined The Cast

Laurent in the trailer for The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.

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While Norman Reedus is the main star of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, there are always other characters that come along with any spinoff. According to Variety, both Clémence Poésy and Adam Nagaitis are set to co-star in the show. 

Poésy’s character will be named Isabelle, a companion of Daryl’s when he arrives in France and someone who is a part of a progressive religious group. Adam Nagaitis is going to play Quinn, a British man in France who is a black marketeer – and apparently, owns a nightclub. In an apocalypse. That’s right, you read that correctly. 

It’s still fun to see these two in a show such as this. I know Clémence Poésy from her time as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter franchise, but we’ve also seen Nagaitis in the popular HBO show, Chernobyl, and Red Rose, so it’s super cool to see them both here. 

In another casting announcement from TV Line, it was also confirmed that Anne Charrier, Eriq Ebouaney, Laika Blanc Francard, Romain Levi, and Louis Puech Scigliuzzi are set to join. Their characters are going to be Genet, Fallou, Sylvie, Codron and Laurent, respectively.  

Melissa McBride Could Appear As Carol Again In A Possible Season 2

Carol in The Walking Dead.

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A big disappointment was that originally, this show was announced as a spinoff for both Carol and Daryl – honestly one of the best friendships from the show – but due to logistical issues, Melissa McBride had to back out of filming, and then the show needed to be centered around Daryl entirely. 

However, we have since been given hints that Melissa McBride could potentially return in Season 2, coming from former The Walking Dead co-star – and close friend of Reedus’ – Jeffrey Dean Morgan. 

On his Twitter page, Morgan posted about how he was “sorry” about how people were talking bad to him when McBride left the show, and that Morgan hinted that she could be coming back for the series, saying “this must have been in the works for ages!”

Again, this doesn’t confirm anything, but it seems meant to be almost like a hint of some sort that McBride could maybe come back soon. And especially since The Walking Dead: Dead City received a Season 2 renewal, as well as Daryl Dixon, it feels like it could happen.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Will Follow The Titular Character In France After Washing Ashore

Daryl jumping into the water in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.

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Now, I’m sure you’re like me and wondering how the heck Daryl, of all people, who hadn’t even been out of Georgia, America until Season 5 of The Walking Dead, found his way to France. Well, thankfully, the AMC press announcement I brought up before had a brief synopsis of what the show is about, and boy, is it a doozy.

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Basically, at the end of The Walking Dead, we saw Daryl ride off on his motorcycle, supposedly to look for Rick or others out there. 

However, in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Daryl ends up just washing ashore in France – and has literally no idea how he got there. From the sound of it, we'll be seeing Daryl's efforts to survive, form new connections with people and make his way across France as he tries to figure out how to get back home. 

Reedus Says That It Will Be Going In The “Opposite Direction” From What We Know In Walking Dead

Daryl shooting a walker in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.

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With a show like The Walking Dead being popular for such a long time, you might wonder if The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is going to be more or less the same in terms of the story and tone. But thankfully, it's not going in that direction at all, it seems. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in September 2022, Norman Reedus said that his spinoff is going in an “opposite direction” than what fans know from the show. 

We knew we wanted to make a show that went in the opposite direction, just because we didn't want to do the same thing. So that's what we're doing. And it's going to be way different. The story's way different. The characters are way different. There's a different tone, there's different light, there's a different sound. It's a whole different vibe.

Reedus also promised that the show would be “f***ing epic,” so mark me down as excited. 

Fans Might See Familiar Faces From TWD

Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride in The Walking Dead.

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With any spinoff that happens, it might be rare to see characters from the original show that might not fit the storyline that is happening. However, that doesn’t mean there’s still not a chance we might not see familiar faces. 

At the Comic-Con panel for The Walking Dead in New York in October 2022 (via ComicBook) Reedus spoke about the upcoming show and said that there’s a chance fans might see some people that we know. 

It's going to be fun, and there'll be a lot of familiar faces.

I highly doubt Rick will be making an appearance, since this show is set to come out before his spinoff, but does that mean we might get to see Carol again in some way even before Season 2? Maybe just a cameo? Or maybe even Connie? I’m here for anyone they bring in. 

Filming Was Underway In Late 2022 And Early 2023

Daryl hugging Laurent in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.

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Filming originally began for The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon in October 2022, when Reedus took to Instagram to commemorate the start of filming. However, it looks like it was still ongoing in February 2023 because Reedus posted a picture of him still on set on Instagram when one of his close friends came to visit him on set – Hideo Kojima. 

The two had previously worked together on both the cancelled P.T. and Death Stranding (as well as the upcoming Death Stranding 2), so it was enjoyable to see them together again. 

At the time of updating this in July 2023, we haven’t seen any major updates about the conclusion of filming, but considering a trailer is already out and a release date has been set, it seems like things are on track.

What are you looking forward to the most with The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon? All I know is that I’m not sure I’ll be emotionally ready to see Daryl leave America and arrive in France, of all places to be. But I’m here for creativity. 

Alexandra Ramos
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A self-proclaimed nerd and lover of Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Alexandra Ramos is a Content Producer at CinemaBlend. She first started off working in December 2020 as a Freelance Writer after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in English. She primarily works in features for movies, TV, and sometimes video games. (Please don't debate her on The Last of Us 2, it was amazing!) She is also the main person who runs both our daily newsletter, The CinemaBlend Daily, and our ReelBlend newsletter.