Although a lone wolf at heart, Daryl is loyal beyond measure. Watching Carol struggle with her grief and anger causes Daryl great concern while his sense of duty to the communities is heightened with the rules imposed by the Whisperers. He inherently understands everyone has done, and has to continue to do, horrible things to survive. Daryl’s insight of knowing when to evade or attack, observe or act, listen or command illustrates not only his fighting style, but his strength of character as well. How will Daryl’s wisdom serve him and those around him? Will the walls begin to close in, making him once again feel trapped and claustrophobic? Will he revert to his caged animal approach to survival? Or will he accept this new normal and perhaps start living beyond today?
Norman Reedus has amassed an impressive resume of diverse roles, starring among some of the most respected actors. Reedus continually proves to be one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought-after talents. In addition to The Walking Dead, Reedus stars in the AMC’s unscripted series Ride with Norman Reedus. Each hour-long episode follows Reedus and a friend touring a different city via motorcycle and checking out bike shops, tattoo parlors, and local restaurants frequented by the chopper enthusiasts. Reedus’ companions range from actors to local bikers. In early 2016, Reedus starred in John Hillcoat’s ensemble cop drama Triple Nine, with Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, and Aaron Paul. Reedus played a corrupt cop that is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. Reedus also starred opposite Diane Kruger, Lena Dunham, and Joshua Jackson in the French indie film Sky. Prior to starring as Daryl in The Walking Dead, Reedus is best known for playing the role of Murphy MacManus in the cult movie The Boondock Saints, written and directed by Troy Duffy, starring opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe. He starred opposite Flanery again in the sequel, Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day. Additional past film credits include Robert Kirkman’s sci-fi thriller Air, from Sony Pictures; the indie drama Sunlight Jr, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and also starred Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon; the Robert Redford directed feature The Conspirator, which chronicles the trial after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; the sci-fi feature thriller Pandorum, with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster; the Sony feature Cadillac Records, opposite Adrien Brody. Also to his credit are Six Ways to Sunday, 8mm, Beat, Deuces Wild, Blade 2, Gossip, The Ballad of Bettie Page, and American Gangster. Reedus is also an accomplished photographer as well as a burgeoning director having directed three short films. In October 2013, he released a book of his photography, The Sun’s Coming Up… Like a Big Bald Head: Photographs by Norman Reedus.