Earlier in the month, attention turned to some comments from “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, suggesting that Norman Reedus’ fan-favorite character, bow-wielding Daryl Dixon, could be gay.
Daryl’s sexuality hasn’t been addressed on the show, even though several fans frequently wonder about the rugged woodsman’s love life. Whatever Daryl’s sexual preference, it doesn’t sound like an answer is coming anytime soon.
In an interview with TV Line, “Walking Dead” show runner Scott M. Gimple says Daryl’s sex life “is not really addressed” in the show’s upcoming fifth season, though the show does plan to introduce a gay male character in the coming episodes.
Gimple added that the show isn’t “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,” Gimple continued. “That’s been a very satisfying journey for all of us on the creative side to portray. [And] he’s still on that journey.”
In other words, the question remains about Daryl’s interests, and won’t likely resolve until after the coming season. On the bright side, that sounds pretty good for Daryl surviving until at least season six, right?