Yesterday brought the shocking, almost unbelievable news that Andrew Lincoln, the main character of AMC’s The Walking Dead, will be exiting the wildly successful series after Season 9 (currently filming in Georgia). The announcement was quickly followed by news that Norman Reedus, the actor who plays Daryl Dixon, is being groomed for the lead.
The position comes with more screen-time and boat-loads of money, as THR reported:
Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, is in the midst of negotiating a rich new deal that will pay him more than $20 million as he will become the new No. 1 on the call sheet.
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I like Reedus and Daryl is a definite fixture on the show, but is anyone else uncertain about his ability to lead the cast? I mean, he a guy who says about 10 words and episode—if we’re lucky! What do you guys think? Will The Walking Dead survive with Reedus as the lead, or is this the beginning of the end for a show that’s been hemorrhaging viewers for several seasons now?
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