It is about that time when actors for The Walking Dead are reassembling back in Atlanta to begin work on season 5 of the AMC zombie drama. With that in mind, we caught up with Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus, recently and asked how much creator Robert Kirkman and showrunner Scott M. Gimple had told him about what to expect coming up. “A bit,” says Reedus. “Those guys are very good at telling you a bunch of stuff, and you sit there for an hour and you walk away and go, ‘What the hell did he just say? What’s going on?’ They’re very good at masking what they want to tell you.” (As someone that has interviewed both men several times, I can certainly attest to that.)
But that’s not to say that Reedus doesn’t have any intel for what’s in store for Daryl and Co. in season 5. “From what I know, it’s gonna be just completely insane,” he says. “I sort of knew I needed like a good month to rest to jump in. The storyline they’re throwing me is a thousand miles an hour.”
While the back half of season 4 featured smaller and often slower stories in the interest of offering deeper character dives, it would seem that with the cliffhanger of having most of the group needing to escape from train car A at Terminus that the pace is definitely about to quicken. And Reedus’ comments would appear to confirm that.
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