Norman Reedus has finished the final episode of The Walking Dead. In a video message, he and director Greg Nicotero say goodbye to the series that means so much to him. But don’t worry, Daryl Dixon will be back…
No other actor has more The Walking Dead episodes under his belt than Norman Reedus. Besides Carol actress Melissa McBride, he is the only actor who has been in the zombie series since season 1, i.e. since 2010 (!). Through the character Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus, who previously attracted attention primarily with the “God’s Bloody Path” cult films, became a global series star. It’s clear that saying goodbye to “The Walking Dead” is now difficult.
While the second part of “The Walking Dead” is currently running, part 3, i.e. the grand finale, has now been turned off. Together with director Greg Nicotero, Norman Reedus has now said goodbye to the series in a video message. However, there are no great emotions to be seen in the video, instead, Norman Reedus seems to have yet to process what is happening:
“I feel like my entire brain has shorted out. I still can’t really classify it,” says Reedus, who also allows himself one or two jokes with Nicotero.
Incidentally, Greg Nicotero also has every reason to be nostalgic. Because not only is he the one who directed the most “The Walking Dead” episodes (namely 37), but it was he who was responsible for the ingenious zombie make-up from episode 1 onwards. The legendary make-up artist, who already worked on George Romero’s undead classic “Day Of The Dead”, shaped “The Walking Dead” like no other.
Norman Reedus remains in the “The Walking Dead” universe
In the video, Norman Reedus only bids farewell to the series “The Walking Dead”, but not to the character Daryl Dixon. He will continue to embody this in a spin-off about Daryl and Carol. The series doesn’t have a title yet and not much is known about it yet. What is certain, however, is that Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride will continue their long-running The Walking Dead roles and have their own adventure together.