Is he or isn’t he?
Over the past weeks, fans of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead have began debating the sexuality of the series leading man, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus). The debate began when series creator Robert Kirkman hinted at the possibility that Daryl could be gay.
Two weeks later, Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple is weighing in on Daryl’s sexuality in a new interview with TVLine.
Gimple teases that while there is a lot we know about the character in the series, there is still a lot we don’t know about them:
“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, let his guard down, and let them see just who he is, in every way.”
What are your thoughts/theories on Daryl’s sexuality?