One other chapter of The Strolling Lifeless universe shall be wrapping up this 12 months, with Worry the Strolling Lifeless enjoying out its swan music throughout the eighth and ultimate season. However there’ll nonetheless be expansions a-plenty, together with Norman Reedus’ globe-trotting trek to France for the upcoming eponymous spinoff Daryl Dixon. The new collection kicked off its manufacturing again in October 2022, with out a complete lot of information revealed. Now, although, we now have our first handful of photos from the brand new present, and ooh-la-la, it seems like Daryl shall be rocking a brand new type of transportation that bears little in widespread together with his conventional motorbike.
Let’s undergo the brand new pics under whereas awaiting The Strolling Lifeless: Daryl Dixon’s arrival throughout the 2023 TV schedule, beginning together with his new wheels (and hooves).
Daryl Received Himself A Horse And Buggy, Y’all
For almost all of his time throughout the core Strolling Lifeless narrative, Daryl had a penchant for bikes as a technique to get round, even when it made completely no sense to have a loud-as-shit car bopping round on the freeway or down woodsy paths. (It was additionally questionable why there was at all times gasoline for his motorbike, however so be it.) Clearly, he couldn’t have ridden any such terrestrial autos throughout a whole ocean — save for one more ice age taking place, which might be a really wild reveal for this franchise — so it solely is sensible that he has a brand new set-up whereas in a totally new setting.
Maybe understandably, Daryl traded in a single straddle-mounted experience for one more, and appears to be rocking a horse and quasi-carriage scenario now. That’s a beefy trying horse, which might be required given all of the provides that Reedus’ character seems to be hauling round within the again half. Are there every other characters he’s hiding again there, or is it similar to meals and bedding and weapons and stuff? Additionally, whereas presumably quieter in motion, a large horse and attachment could be quite a bit more durable to cover behind leaves in a pinch. So I’m intrigued to see how the touring aspect of Daryl’s journey performs out.
Curiously, Norman Reedus shared beforehand that one of many important causes Daryl rides a bike on The Strolling Lifeless is as a result of the actor had zero curiosity in driving a horse, and wished one thing else. So does this imply he’s been educated correctly within the meantime, or was this only a depressing expertise for him?
French Zombie Style Holds Up
We don’t know what the inhabitants scenario is like in France this a few years after the walker-pocalypse, so it’s arduous to know whether or not the walkers which might be milling about could also be from the earliest levels of an infection, or if these remaining are principally the corpses of latter-day survivors. Judging by the seemingly nonetheless intact clothes on the zombies seen above, I’m guessing it’s extra of the latter.
Did anybody else on the market have a obscure anticipation to see new walkers from different elements of the world, pondering that there is perhaps some noteworthy variances in look? I did, towards my higher logic, however there’s nothing too vital about these rotting bastards particularly. I really feel like this picture was extra to point out off the structure as being totally different from “bushes and locations made out of wooden” that made up plenty of TWD’s location aesthetics.
Enjoyable truth: Robert Kirkman’s Strolling Lifeless comedian collection does have a canonical standalone spinoff subtitled Alien, respectively written and illustrated by the nice Brian Ok. Vaughn and Marcos Martin, which takes place in Barcelona. I do not essentially assume that mission will tie into Daryl’s, contemplating Rick Grimes’ brother is a personality therein, however that may be a wild technique to make this spinoff stand out.
Daryl Will get Caught!
Our third shot is the one one hinting at different dwelling and sentient beings within the space past Daryl, although it seems like issues don’t instantly get off on the correct foot. I can see why that’d be the case, contemplating Daryl is unmistakably American, and doesn’t precisely come off as an empathetic gentleman in any capability. So right here, it will seem that he’s being compelled to kneel earlier than the chief of no matter group he stumbles throughout first.
Somebody’s holding a spear of some variety again there, which seems to be adorned with extra supplies than simply wooden and material. And there’s additionally an enormous tree within the background with one thing wrapped round it a bunch of occasions. Was it for holding Daryl captive, or for different causes?
Additionally, whereas it seems as if Daryl’s fingers are tied behind his again on this shot, what’s up with the factor round his neck? It seems much less prefer it’s a part of the binding course of, and extra prefer it’s protecting one thing up, and should have even been a part of what he was sporting within the horse shot above. However is it protecting up a minimize that’s now therapeutic? Or did he probably damage his neck in different methods? Or, a lot much less possible, did he get a tattoo of somebody’s identify that he’s now actually, actually regretting?
Whereas awaiting information for when The Strolling Lifeless: Daryl Dixon will debut on AMC, you may rewatch your complete flagship collection with a Netflix subscription, whereas HBO’s The Final of Us is at present delivering a totally different sort of post-apocalyptic adaptation.