If you’ve been worried at what little Norman Reedus has to do in Season 6 of “The Walking Dead” so far, there may be an explanation. It’s been announced that the Daryl Dixon actor will star in his own unscripted reality show that will see him tour the nation’s hottest hangouts in motorcycle culture.
As originally reported by Deadline, the series’ current working title is “Ride With Norman Reedus” and has been picked up by AMC for a six-episode season premiering in 2016. The show will see "The Walking Dead" actor tour the country visiting local bike hangouts, tattoo parlors and roadside smokehouses. Each week he’ll be joined in a new city by a different guest. This person could either be a celebrity, musician, friend or local bike enthusiast. Together, they’ll immerse themselves in the culture and history of bikers, which Reedus is apparently already pretty well versed in.
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) October 29, 2015
“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 and SundanceTV, in a statement. “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.”
The actor confirmed the announcement himself with an Instagram photo accompanied by the caption “COMEWITHME!” and the hashtag “#RideWithNormanAMC.” Since then, the 46-year-old star has been meticulously tweeting out articles from news outlets announcing the series.
"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. I had a lot of fun filming and exploring, and I hope it shows,” the actor said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter).
The show will mark the third unscripted series for the network, joining "The Walking Dead" after show, “Talking Dead,” as well as Kevin Smith’s “Comic Book Men.” Will you be tuning into Reedus’ new reality series? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @TylerMcCarthy.