After much speculation, The Walking Dead comics creator Robert Kirkman confirmed that Norman Reedus‘ character, Daryl Dixon, isn’t actually gay. Appearing on Sunday night’s The Talking Dead, a show that discusses and recaps the most recent episode of the AMC series, Kirkman addressed the popular character’s lack thereof sexuality (especially when it came to interacting with the ladies).
“In The Walking Dead letters column in the old comic book that I do, there was a question that made me mention that there was a possibility early on about making Daryl Dixon’s character gay and it caused quite a hubbub online. I just wanted to make it clear that I was saying the possibility is there and I would’ve been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it, but we ultimately didn’t do that,” he explained. “I can make it official, Daryl Dixon is actually straight, but coming back in our next half of the season we are gonna be introducing a very prominent gay character from the comics that’ll be debuting.”
Previously, Kirkman sparked a frenzy when he hinted that Reedus’ character, who has not hooked up with anyone in the series thus far to much annoyance from many fans, may not be interested in the female sex all this time, saying, “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.”
All in all, there is hope for you Daryl Dixon and Carol Pelletier shippers out there. Stay strong.