'The Walking Dead' Daryl/Carol Spin-Off Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot

The Walking Dead is getting a number of new spin-offs in the coming years, but the one that has got fans most excited is starring two of the OG cast members of the AMC show. Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride will move to a new sequel which will have a plot centered around Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, which has a release date set for after the original series ends.

When will The Walking Dead Daryl/Carol spin-off come out?

The Walking Dead fans have a while to wait for the as-yet-untitled sequel. The show currently has a release date in 2023.

The reason why the series is not coming to AMC for three years is that the show will air after the original Walking Dead has ended. That show will end after a bumper 24-episode final season (plus a number of bonus Season 10 episodes) that will air across 2021 and late 2022, with Daryl and Carol returning a few months later.

So far, however, AMC has not revealed exactly when in 2023 that show will air.

Who will star in The Walking Dead Daryl/Carol spin-off?

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Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride's Carol Peletier are getting their own spin-off in 'The Walking Dead' universe. AMC

So far, the only two confirmed stars of the sequel are Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, both of whom have been with the AMC show since its first episodes. The series, meanwhile will have Angela Kang as its showrunner. Kang has been the showrunner for the original Walking Dead since Season 9.

Reedus said of his new show in a statement: "I feel incredibly honored to be a part of The Walking Dead. This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade. I'm thankful for AMC's love and support and know there's so much more story to tell and so much more to bring the best fans in the world. Daryl's relationship with Carol has always been my favorite relationship on the show (sorry Rick). I love the way these characters interact and relate to each other on so many levels and can't wait to see where their ride goes from here."

McBride, meanwhile, said: "Of course, I've always enjoyed working so closely with Norman throughout these many seasons. In playing Carol, and as a viewer of the show, I've also long been intrigued with 'Daryl and Carol,' and by what so early on between them, even then, felt somehow bound.

"Their shared history is long, and each's own personal fight to survive, even longer — the more obvious aspect of what has kept them close and loyal. But there is also a rather mysterious aspect to their fondness for one another that I enjoy, and their playfulness when the world permits. I'm very curious! Angela has a way of shaking things up in great and unexpected ways. She's like a kid playing with the dimmer switch! I'm very excited!"

So far, no other cast members have been announced, but the show is expected to feature a number of new faces who are likely to be announced when casting begins for the show once TWD Season 11 goes into production.

What will happen in The Walking Dead Daryl/Carol spin-off?

So far, no official plot details have been revealed by AMC or TWD's crew. However, McBride's statement and its mentions of Daryl and Carol's past suggests the show could both continue their story past the events of The Walking Dead plus give us more insight into their pre-zombie lives.

It is also expected that TWD Season 11 will lead straight into the new spin-off, with very little time jump between the shows. This was something hinted by Walking Dead creator Scott Gimple, who said in a statement: "We have a lot of thrilling story left to tell on TWD, and then, this end will be a beginning of more Walking Dead—brand new stories and characters, familiar faces and places, new voices, and new mythologies. This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives."

When will we get a trailer for the spin-off?

Fans are very unlikely to get a proper look at the Daryl/Carol spin-off until the finale of Season 11, meaning we are unlikely to get a trailer until 2022. However, the show is likely to start shooting straight after Season 11.

Shooting was expected to begin on the remaining episodes of Season 10 in August 2020, meaning that we could get our first glimpse of the new spin-off in late 2021 or 2022 if the show shoots its remaining 30-or-so episodes back to back.

The Walking Dead Daryl/Carol spin-off will air in 2023 on AMC.