Norman Reedus, Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead, will have a star on the Walk of Fame later this month – and it will be next to George Romero’s.
Norman Reedus, Daryl Dixon on AMC The Walking Deadwill receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month. The Walking Dead is a zombie horror series that first premiered on AMC in 2010. Based on the comics of the same name, The Walking Dead has since grown into one of the biggest horror franchises, with a series of books, games, merchandise, and six spin-off series. The Walking Dead will enter the final part of its final season on October 2.
With The Walking Dead having had an 11-season run, many characters have come and gone from the show. As of season 11, only two characters remain from season 1: Melissa McBride’s Carol Peletier and Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon. Daryl is one of the show’s most beloved characters among fans, and despite The Walking Dead ending this year, the series finale won’t be the last time viewers see Daryl. Last April, it was announced that Daryl would be getting his own spin-off series, which will be filmed and set in Europe and premiere in 2023. Reedus’ popularity skyrocketed thanks to his role in The Walking Deadand his fame is about to be officially commemorated forever.
Prior to the show’s swansong, it was announced by the Hollywood Walk of Fame this The Walking DeadNorman Reedus will receive a star later this month. Reedus will receive the 2,734th star on the Walk of Fame on September 27, which will be located on Hollywood Boulevard across from Hollywood Toys & Costumes. This is the first time that a member of The Walking Dead the cast will have that honor.
Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez says Reedus’ star will sit very close to the star of George A. Romero, who is most famous for creating the zombie movie night of the living dead. The Walking Dead Showrunner Greg Nicotero and horror film director Guillermo del Toro will unveil Reedus’ star during the ceremony. While Reedus has had a storied career spanning TV shows, movies, and even video games, it’s worth noting that he will receive a star on the Walk of Fame for the television category.
Considering Reedus starred in one of the most popular horror television series of all time for 11 consecutive seasons, it’s no surprise that he’s been honored with a star for his television work. However The Walking Dead comes to an end, Reedus will continue to be involved in Daryl’s spin-off series franchise, further cementing his impressive work in television. Whereas The Walking Dead fans may not be able to make it to the Walk of Fame Star Ceremony in Hollywood, the event will be streamed live on the Walk of Fame website, so viewers around the world can watch the television career of Reedus go down in history.
Source: The Hollywood Walk of Fame