AMC’s In-the-Works Walking Dead Norman Reedus’s spinoff centered on Daryl and Melissa McBride’s Carol is undergoing a major overhaul,
Sources confirm exclusively to TVLine that McBride will no longer be involved in the offshoot. Instead, the new series will focus on Daryl. Initial discussions suggested that the decision to close Carol was a constructive one, although an AMC representative says it was about logistics.
“Melissa McBride brings to life one of the most interesting, real, human and popular characters the walking dead Universe,” a network spokesperson said in a statement to TVLine. “Unfortunately, he is no longer able to participate in the previously announced spinoff centered on the characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Pelletier, which will be set and filmed in Europe this summer and premiere next year. Relocating to Europe for Melissa this time Logically unsettled. We know fans will be disappointed by this news, but the walking dead The universe continues to evolve and expand in interesting ways and we look forward to seeing Carol again in the near future. ,
Announced in September 2020, the project was supposed to revolve around the badass BFFs played by Reedus and McBride, AKA the long-running drama’s only remaining original cast members. Walking Dead-Verse Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang are co-producing the series.
“It’s bitter to bring [the flagship series] Until the end,” Kang said in a statement at the time, “but I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol. Working with Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride has been a highlight of my career, and I’m thrilled that we get to tell stories together. ,
earlier this month, the walking dead The final episode aired in the second of three arcs making up the series’ 11th and final season; After the conclusion of the series, another eight-episode arc is yet to come. fear the walking deadSeason 7 is currently airing.