Norman Reedus moves on from The Walking Dead with new franchise

Norman Reedus is already making waves elsewhere after it was confirmed The Walking Dead would officially wrap up after an extended version of season 11.

After 10 years working on the show, bosses have revealed the Daryl Dixon star will continue the franchise with Melissa McBride, seeing them star in their very own spin-off.

However, less than a week after the network AMC announced the series would be hanging up its boots, the 51-year-old launched his own production label titled bigbaldhead, with Brillstein Entertainment’s JoAnne Colonna and former AMC Scripted Programming VP Amanda Verdon.

And the company is all lined up to adapt Aftershock Comics’ Undone By Blood.

The western series follows a young woman called Ethel Grady Lane, who is on a quest for revenge after her whole family was murdered when passing through the town of Sweetheart in Arizona.

Norman will executive produce the new series, and according to Deadline, it’s likely the actor will also star in his latest project.

Talking to the publication following the announcement, the dad-of-two said: ‘It has been a dream of mine for so long to be able to share and tell progressive stories that shine a light where others don’t.

‘I feel incredibly privileged for the opportunity to amplify innovative voices in storytelling that are visionary in fostering change in culture.’

He added: ‘I couldn’t be happier to launch this company alongside AMC and Blackstone Publishing.’

The news came just days after The Walking Dead announcement, however Maggie Rhee star Lauren Cohan and recently teased the Norman and Melissa might not be the only ones getting a spin-off.

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When appearing on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the actress addressed the ending, calling it ‘bittersweet’.

‘It’s crazy,’ she said. ‘I feel bittersweet because we still have two years of stuff to shoot, so we’re still going to be on television for a significant period.

‘But I feel two ways about it. Every good series that I’ve loved, like Fawlty Towers, is only a few seasons, and I’m like, “Oh, this is amazing, I love this approach of knowing there’s an endpoint”.’

The star pressed: ‘We’re so lucky we’ve been going for so long and it’s so exciting to say, “Okay, let’s keep in for this final season and watch it together”. It makes me appreciate it.

‘People are so hungry for our whole universe still which is so exciting because there are all these spin-off possibilities. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that – but there are chances of that.’

The Walking Dead season 10 will continue on AMC and NOW TV October 4.

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