Melissa McBride is returning to the world of The Strolling Useless.
The actress has signed on as a collection common for season two of the franchise’s newest spinoff collection, Daryl Dixon, AMC introduced Thursday at New York Comedian-Con.
McBride, who performed the function of Carol Peletier in all 11 seasons of the flagship collection, was initially poised to star reverse Norman Reedus’ Daryl within the spinoff however dropped out in April 2022 after the drama moved its filming location to Europe.
The deal reunites two of The Strolling Useless’s largest fan favorites as Carol and Daryl turned one of many present’s most beloved pairings. McBride’s first look in Daryl Dixon will probably be within the Oct. 15 season one finale, which was screened Thursday at NYCC.
“I’ve identified there was way more to be informed of Carol’s story as I felt her so unsettled once we final noticed her, as she watched her greatest good friend, Daryl, journey away,” McBride mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “Aside or (hopefully!) collectively, their tales run deep, and I’m so excited to proceed Carol’s journey right here. This group of storytellers have achieved superb work to land these two established characters in a wholly new world to them, and I’m loving the discoveries!”
Daryl Dixon is on observe to turn into AMC’s most-viewed single collection on streaming platform AMC+. The present ranks as a high 15 cable drama for the yr. Season two, which is able to now be titled The Strolling Useless: Daryl Dixon — The Ebook of Carol — is presently in manufacturing in France for a premiere in 2024.
Reedus, McBride, Clémence Poésy, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, Laika Blanc Francard, Anne Charrier, Romain Levi and Eriq Ebouaney star within the collection, which is exec produced by showrunner David Zabel, franchise captain Scott M. Gimple, Reedus, McBride, Greg Nicotero, former showrunner Angela Kang, Brian Bockrath, Daniel Percival, Jason Richman and Steve Squillante.
AMC additionally introduced that the Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Danai Gurira (Michonne) restricted collection, The Strolling Useless: The Ones Who Reside, will premiere in 2024 with Pollyanna McIntosh reprising her function as Jasis. She will probably be joined by Terry O’Quinn and Matt Jeffries as Beale and Nat, respectively. Lesley-Ann Brandt is also within the forged. Right here’s the newest teaser.