Melissa McBride Back For The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Season 2

The Book of Carol Set to Debut in 2024.

The Book of Carol Set to Debut in 2024.

Melissa McBride Is Back For The Walking Dead: Daryl

AMC Networks has announced that Melissa McBride is set to reprise her fan-favorite role as Carol Peletier as a series regular in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Season 2, which was announced at New York Comic Con (NYCC) earlier today. 

McBride first played Carol in The Walking Dead flagship series for eleven seasons alongside Norman Reedus, who stars as Daryl Dixon in the spin-off series set in France. 

The news of McBride’s return to The Walking Dead Universe comes just ahead of the show’s Season One finale on Sunday, October 15 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC and AMC+, in which she makes an appearance

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has been a ratings success on AMC+ and AMC to become the most-viewed premiere in the history of AMC+ and is pacing to be the most-viewed single series of any show ever on the platform.  

On AMC, Daryl is a top 15 cable drama for 2023 to date in adults 25-54, joining other AMC series The Walking Dead: Dead CityAnne Rice’s Mayfair WitchesFear the Walking Dead and Dark Winds in that category.

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Melissa McBride excited to be back

“I’ve known there was much more to be told of Carol’s story as I felt her so unsettled when we last saw her, as she watched her best friend, Daryl, ride away,” said McBride. “Apart or (hopefully!) together, their stories run deep, and I’m so excited to continue Carol’s journey here. This team of storytellers have done amazing work to land these two established characters in an entirely new world to them, and I’m loving the discoveries!”

Currently in production on Season 2 in France and set to premiere in 2024, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon- The Book of Carol, stars Reedus, McBride, Clémence Poésy, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, Laika Blanc Francard, Anne Charrier, Romain Levi and Eriq Ebouaney and is executive produced by showrunner David Zabel, Scott M. Gimple, Reedus, McBride, Greg Nicotero, Angela Kang, Brian Bockrath, Daniel Percival, Jason Richman and Steve Squillante.

In The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Daryl (Reedus) washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why. The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan. 

Also in The Walking Dead Universe, the second half of the eighth and final season of Fear the Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 22 at 9pm ET/8c on AMC and AMC+.

At NYCC a look at The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira was also shown off and is to premiere in February 2024.

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