Following his departure from The Commonwealth, Daryl washes ashore in France, raising the ire of a splintered but growing autocratic movement centered in Paris and endangering a young boy at the heart of a benevolent religious movement.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon was created by David Zabel, based on The Walking Dead character of the same name. It is the fifth spin-off and overall sixth television series in The Walking Dead franchise, sharing continuity with the other series, and set after the conclusion of the original The Walking Dead television series.
Norman Reedus reprises his role as Daryl Dixon from the original television series and stars alongside Clémence Poésy as Isabelle, Adam Nagaitis as Quinn, Anne Charrier as Genet, Eriq Ebouaney as Fallou, Laika Blanc Francard as Sylvie, Romain Levi as Codron, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi as Laurent, and Paloma as Coco. Melissa McBride is rumored to reprise her role as Carol Peletier.
When originally announced in September 2020 by Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple, the spin-off was to feature both Reedus and McBride as the lead roles. However, following logistical issues Melissa stepped away from the project. Additionally, Kang left the series.
The six-episode series premieres on September 10 and set to conclude on October 15. In July 2023, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.
The Walking Dead television universe is based off the comic books series with the same name created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard for Image Comics. The comic series ran 192 issues, plus additional one-shot specials.