Carol faced a gruesome death in The Walking Dead comic book series, but the decision to keep her in the TV series is credited to Melissa McBride. AMC’s zombie drama series The Walking Dead is based on the hit comic book series of the same name. Although many things have changed from the source material, one of the most significant changes has been how Carol Peletier moved from the forefront of the show.
Melissa McBride is an anchor in The Walking Dead series. She began her portrayal of Carol Peletier in the second episode of season 1 of the series and has continued to survive through to the end. This fall, the final eight episodes of the series will air, bringing the flagship series to conclusion, but the hope is we will see more of Carol in the future. McBride celebrated her birthday this week, and the fandom came out in full force to celebrate along with her.
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Norman Reedus, in conversation with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, opened up about Melissa McBride's exit from The Walking Dead Carol-Daryl spin-off series. In his eyes, if anyone deserves a break after filming 11 seasons of the long-running AMC drama show over the course of 12 years, it's McBride.
Click here to read the full article. Norman Reedus has addressed Melissa McBride’s exit from “The Walking Dead” spinoff that was set to focus on their fan-favorite characters Daryl and Carol. The spinoff was originally announced in September 2020 with McBride and Reedus headlining, but AMC confirmed on April 27 that McBride was leaving the project and that the series would now focus solely on Reedus’ character. McBride dropped out of the spinoff because relocating to Europe to shoot the show proved “logistically untenable” for her, AMC said in a statement. “Twelve years is a grueling schedule,” Reedus said on “The...
Last week, fans of The Walking Dead were left disappointed by some surprising news: Well over a year after its announcement, star Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) has officially dropped out of the proposed “Daryl-Carol” spinoff series. Since the news dropped, there’s been no shortage of theories about exactly why she decided to leave, and thankfully, Norman Reedus (Daryl) is on hand to clear things up.
The Walking Dead & AMC Release Statement Over "Inappropriate" Fan Reaction to Melissa McBride Exiting Spinoff Series
Yesterday, fans of The Walking Dead got some bad news when it was announced that Melissa McBride had exited the planned spinoff series focusing on Carol and Daryl, the characters played by McBride and Norman Reedus. Now, the show will focus solely on Daryl. It was said the decision to drop Carol from the spinoff was "purely creative," but it lead to fans attacking Reedus online. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan on the show, called out some fans for their behavior. "Some of you have gone WAY too far. TOXIC," Morgan posted on Twitter. "Attacking norm for crap he has NOTHING to do with? Melissa made a call that was hers alone. She wants/needs a break. Respect that. Factors involved that are nobody's business. Norm, who's given more than anyone to you all. Just SHITTY." Now, AMC has also issued a statement asking people to stop attacking Reedus over McBride's exit.
Click here to read the full article. Jeffrey Dean Morgan took to social media to say that some “The Walking Dead” fans have “gone way too far” with toxic outrage over the news that Melissa McBride will no longer star in the planned Carol-Daryl spinoff with Norman Reedus. McBride’s exit was announced April 27. The actor has played Carol since the first season of AMC’s flagship zombie drama. McBride exited the spinoff because relocating to Europe to shoot the series proved “logistically untenable” for her, AMC said in a statement. “Some of you have gone WAY too far,” Morgan wrote on...
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is coming to his The Walking Dead co-star Norman Reedus' defense following news that Melissa McBride has exited the planned Daryl and Carol spinoff series. Reedus, who has starred as fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon since the show's inception, has been the target of fan anger ever since news of McBride's exit dropped earlier this week, prompting Morgan to slam the "toxic" attacks.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Slammed 'Toxic' Walking Dead Fans For Trolling Norman Reedus Over Melissa McBride Leaving Spinoff
The future is already set in gore-splattered stone for The Walking Dead on AMC, with the final eight episodes dropping later this year, and thus the franchise’s future is now taking up more of the spotlight. Of the various spinoffs in development, the biggest no-brainer was the Daryl and Carol offshoot that was announced back in 2020, but things took an unexpected turn when star Melissa McBride dropped out of the project. Fans have shared all manner of reactions to that news, with some outright blaming Norman Reedus for how things played out, but Jeffrey Dean Morgan had some strong words for anyone taking part in such “toxic” behavior.