MOVIE NEWS – The Walking Dead series finale has been a significant ordeal for actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon.
Wrestling with the undead as Daryl Dixon has become a little too real for Norman Reedus. The cast and crew of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is currently working on the final episode of the series, which will conclude the eleventh and final season of the long-running series. The announcement was made by Duane Charles Manwiller, the series’ cinematographer, in a post on Instagram.
“Day ONE on the last episode of TWD. Here we go!! Let’s get this party started,” he wrote.
Just a few days later, Variety reported that Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, suffered a concussion due to an injury sustained on set. The incident caused a delay of a few days to allow Reedus to recover properly before returning to the stage. It is unclear exactly how Reedus suffered the injury, which could have happened in several ways, given the physicality of the series. The good news is that the actor is “recovering well”. He is expected to return to filming soon to finish the series with the rest of The Walking Dead cast and crew.
“Norman suffered a concussion on set. He is recovering well and will return to work soon. Thank you to everyone for their concern,” said Reedus’ publicist.
Norman Reedus has been a part of The Walking Dead since season one. Although he did not appear in the original comic books, which writer Robert Kirkman created, he quickly became a fan favourite, thanks mainly to Reedus’ performance. With almost all of the original season’s main characters gone, it’s up to Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) to carry the original story forward in the new series.
The eleventh and final season of The Walking Dead airs on AMC every Sunday night.