MELISSA MCBRIDE TO REPRISE HER FAN-FAVORITE ROLE AS “CAROL PELETIER” IN SEASON TWO OF THE WALKING DEAD: DARYL DIXON AMC Networks Confirms McBride’s Return at New York Comic Con The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - The Book of Carol Set to Debut in 2024 NEW YORK, NY – October 12, 2023 –
Melissa McBride is set to reprise her fan-favorite role as “Carol Peletier” as a series regular in the second season of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
, which was announced at New York Comic Con 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 City
, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches
, Fear the Walking Dead
and Dark Winds
in that category.
Said McBride: “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. 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+ and The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live
, starring Andrew Lincoln
and Danai Gurira
, is set to premiere in February 2024. About AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX) is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically acclaimed content. Its brands include targeted streaming services AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, ALLBLK, and the newest addition to its targeted streaming portfolio, the anime-focused HIDIVE streaming service, in addition to AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv and IFC Films. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind some of the biggest titles and brands known to a global audience, including The Walking Dead, the Anne Rice catalog and the Agatha Christie library. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.