On “The Walking Dead,” Daryl Dixon often can be found on a motorcycle, speeding toward or away from one zombie adventure after another.
It’s a tendency shared by the man who plays him, minus the zombies. Norman Reedus has ridden motorcycles since childhood and AMC, which broadcasts “Walking Dead,” has channeled his enthusiasm into “Ride With Norman Reedus,” a motorcycle travel series making its debut on June 12. An AMC executive pitched the idea and Mr. Reedus said yes “before he could change his mind,” he recalled recently. “It’s a dream job.”
Norman Reedus is a man of many talents. He’s a noted zombie slayer, an accomplished photographer, and, as we’ll see on his new AMC show Ride, a badass, motherfuckin’ motorcycle man. And so, we thought he just might be the best and brightest addition to our Esquire Intern roster. Here’s what happened.
You won’t have to wait long to see Norman Reedus back on AMC as his new unscripted motorcycle series, Ride with Norman Reedus, debuts June 12 on the network, but you will have to wait another four-and-a-half months to see if Daryl Dixon survived that season 6 cliffhanger of The Walking Dead.
Some of the biggest stars showed up to America’s Red Nose Day on Thursday (May 26) but the cast of The Walking Dead spoofing the Star Wars Holiday Special has got to be the best of the bunch.
The comedy sketch opens with Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Norman Reedus (Daryl) hanging out during some downtime on the set of the hit zombie drama when their “assistant” (aka Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene on the show) delivers their smoothies.