Shippers may want to find someone else to pair Norman Reedus’ character Daryl Dixon with.
“All I can say is that it’s been discussed,” Kirkman wrote in his latest “Letter Hacks” column in the comic book’s Issue #130, as first reported by Comicbook.com. “We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing … we’ll tackle it in the show.”
This was in response to a fan who asked, “I feel like if you had your way that Daryl would turn out to be gay … so the real question is, would AMC let that fly?”
Kirkman stated “for the record, (AMC) absolutely would” allow the character to be gay.
The show has side-stepped many potential Daryl Dixon romantic storylines, including with Carol or Beth.
A character named Jesus (aka Paul Monroe) — Rick Grimes’s ally — turned out to be gay in the comic book, but Daryl was created for the TV show and doesn’t exist in the comic book universe.
Issue #130 was released on Aug. 13 and season five of “The Walking Dead” premieres October 12 on AMC.