When AMC announced their new series, Ride With Norman Reedus, fans of The Walking Dead panicked in assumption that Reedus' Daryl Dixon would not make it out of season six. They were assured that the new show has no connection to Daryl's Walking Dead fate but it sounds like there is another surprise in store.
The show, which starts filming this week, will feature a special guest for each episode. Reedus and the guest will ride to different cities and meet different people throughout the series. Reedus is hyping his first guest, particular.
"Our first guest is kind of a surprise, but it's a big one, and I'm excited to get started," Reedus tells EW. "We have a bunch of cool places to go and cool people to meet. I'm excited to get out of here and go do that."
It won't be a constant ride for Reedus. Rather than exhaust himself and his enthusiasm by staying on the bike for the next four months until The Walking Dead resumes filming, the production will see a bit of a break between each episode's shoot. "We spread them out so that we can hit all these different locations and not be rushed and have a really good time, " he says. "And it's really thought out — where we're going and who we're meeting and the rides that we're taking. So we spread them out so that we can do the best job possible."
If playing the character who would ignite riots worldwide upon his death wasn't enough, Reedus seems to be pretty satisfied now with his new show. "It's kind of a dream job," Reedus admits. "I've got two dream jobs going at the same time. I'm waiting for something bad to happen. My luck is too good. I'm just going to do it and have fun and hopefully people will like it as much as I do shooting it."
A premiere date for Ride has not yet been set but The Walking Dead returns February 14 at 9 PM ET on AMC.