The series derived from The Walking Dead is taking place, and Scott M. Gimple has revealed the setting of the spin-off that will star Norman Reedus with his character, Daryl Dixon, this series announced for the first time in September 2020, will show us an alternate story about Daryl and Carol, which is being developed by Gimple, while the Walking Dead showrunner, Angela Kang, would have focused on Daryl from Reedus and Carol from Melissa McBride on a zombie apocalypse road trip after the series finale of The Walking Dead.
But the continuation of the original series, which ends after eleven seasons and eight episodes this fall, so it will follow Daryl on a mission abroad, after McBride announced that he would withdraw from the spin-off in April, as he planned to moving from France, where the untitled series will be filmed and will take place, so for her it was “logistically unsustainable”.
Meanwhile, Kang, who would serve as showrunner on the Daryl spin-off, also left the series shortly after AMC confirmed McBride’s departure, so it’s all about Daryl now, and it’s shooting this year with David Zebel of ER as showrunner.
So, Gimple is still overseeing the Reedus-led show in his role as chief content officer of Walking Dead Universe from AMC, so the executive producer turned to the spin-off of Daryl Dixon live Sunday during the Talking Dead: The Walking Dead Universe Preview 2022 special, revealing plans for the series set to premiere in 2023 on AMC and AMC+.
“The Daryl spin-off takes place in France, it’s a preview of some of the things that Daryl is going to face. For starters, Daryl is a fish out of water. If Daryl meets new people, he’s a fish out of water. In France, in a country that is going through the apocalypse, [es] something completely different. He finds himself having to reinvent himself again, having to find himself again and also not being with probably the only people in the world that he’s comfortable with.”
During the final panel for The Walking Dead series at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Reedus assured the Comic-Con crowd that “Carol and Daryl’s story isn’t over yet”so Reedus’ comment echoed a statement from AMC, which said that McBride might return to TWD Universe, after what Reedus called “some time off”.