‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 spoilers: Showrunner on Daryl Dixon – sexuality question
Is Daryl Dixon gay? This is a subject that we touched on previously in a “Walking Dead” article, and we know that many fans already across the internet have done the same exact thing. He has had interesting relationships with the likes of Carol and Beth, but neither one of them went to a romantic level.
Could this change in season 5? It doesn’t sound like revealing the sexuality of Norman Reedus’ character one way or another is a big priority, based on what showrunner Scott Gimple said to TVLine. With that being said, the show is not intentionally keeping this a secret to “shock” you with something later.
“We know all sorts of things about the characters that we haven’t revealed … [But] we’re not holding back information on Daryl’s sexuality as any sort of big reveal. The fact that there’s still a question as to what Daryl’s orientation is in Season 5 absolutely speaks to Daryl’s character; he is a very guarded, very closed-off individual in a lot of ways. We have been able to see him ever so slowly open up and show the other characters aspect by aspect as to what makes him tick. That’s been a very satisfying journey for all of us on the creative side to portray. [And] he’s still on that journey.
“This is a character who is going to continue to grow closer to the other characters, [and] let his guard down, and let them see just who he is, in every way.”
With this being said, there is a plan to introduce a different gay character into the world of “The Walking Dead” at some point pretty soon, and we’ll just have to wait and see a little bit of what happens with that.
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