A new Walking Dead video puts Daryl on the Commonwealth’s Wall Of The Lost, using a photo from season 1 to signifying his growth on the series.
The Walking Dead posts a short video of Daryl on the Commonwealth’s Wall of the Lost in anticipation of the show’s return in February. Daryl (Norman Reedus) is one of the show’s two characters to survive from the beginning of the series to the end, the other being Carol (Melissa McBride). The two are also confirmed to lead a spinoff after The Walking Dead concludes its eleventh and final season. Reedus began receiving top billing in season 9 after the departure of initial protagonist Rick (Andrew Lincoln.)
Based on the comic series of the same name, The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. The show is known for its wide ensemble of characters and frequent character deaths due to the high stakes of the world. Season 11 has already aired eight episodes with its second batch of new The Walking Dead episodes set to premiere on February 20 on AMC.
The series tweeted out a video (@WalkingDead_AMC) showing Daryl on the Commonwealth’s Wall of the Lost, a memorial to the people lost in the apocalypse, as well as people trying to reconnect with fellow survivors. The picture is of Daryl in the season 1, indicated by his shorter hair, with the caption reading “Daryl’s come a long way since the beginning.” This video indicates how Daryl’s past self of being a selfish loner is now lost, as he must rise to the occasion of leading others to safety in the new world. Check out the tweet below:
The Walking Dead has been a huge hit for AMC, leading to many spinoffs including the long-running Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Along with the aforementioned Daryl and Carol spinoff, the franchise plans to develop a new anthology series and several movies following Rick after his departure from the base series. The Walking Dead is set to end in 2022 having aired 177 episodes, making it AMC’s longest-running series by a wide margin.
Despite not being the ratings smash it used to be, The Walking Dead has proved time and time again that though the zombie apocalypse is a cliché setting, rich explorations of characters crossed with gory action can prove to be fertile ground for ideas. The zombie genre itself is becoming rarer these days due to overexposure in the early 2010s, but The Walking Dead managed to rise to the top through its commitment to layered, character-driven storytelling. Though the series is ending soon, with two spinoffs and the Rick Grimes movies coming, fans should have no shortage of the zombie action they crave.
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