Daryl Dixon has barely been off his motorcycle this season on The Walking Dead, and now the man who plays him — avid rider Norman Reedus — will also be spending a lot more time on the bike as the star of a new non-fiction series for AMC tentatively titled Ride With Norman Reedus.
Consisting of six one-hour episodes that will debut in 2016, Ride will follow Reedus and a different riding companion in a different city each week as they travel to a destination and explore motorcycle culture along the way. “I’m incredibly excited and thankful to AMC for giving me the opportunity to share a passion of mine with our fans, and hopefully a whole new audience,” said Reedus in a statement released by the network. “I had a lot of fun filming and exploring, and I hope it shows.”
AMC says that the show will “celebrate some of the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and motorcycle craftsmen around the country,” and the network is clearly excited about getting into the Norman Reedus business beyond just The Walking Dead. “We love being the home of people’s passion projects, and there is nobody more passionate about motorcycles than Norman Reedus,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC. “He is an avid rider and aficionado who is deeply immersed in motorcycle culture. There is also nobody more fun to hang out with. This show will bring those two elements together for a weekly ride into the incredible world of motorcycles and the people who live and breathe them.”
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And that sound you hear is fans now freaking out that the announcement of the new series means Daryl is about to be killed off on The Walking Dead. (They shouldn’t fret: There is plenty of time during the show’s hiatus each year for Reedus to film the new show while still slaying walkers with his crossbow.)
Ride With Norman Reedus will be produced by Left/Right Productions, the company behind shows like This American Life, Small Town Security, and Odd Mom Out.