Norman Reedus has been a fan favorite for years as crossbow-wielding biker Daryl Dixon on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” That popularity carried over to another series on the network, “Ride with Norman Reedus,” a docu-series in which Reedus travels across the country on his motorcycle. The six-episode first season aired from June to July 2016, and now AMC has renewed the series for a second season to air in 2017.
The first season visited locations including Death Valley, Appalachia, Louisiana, Texas and the Florida Keys, and featured noteworthy guests including filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (“Sin City”) and actors Balthazar Getty and Peter Fonda. The classic film “Easy Rider,” which Fonda co-wrote and starred in, was one of Reedus’s inspirations for riding motorcycles.
Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC, said in a statement from the network, “We’re so excited to continue this journey with Norman Reedus. Norman’s love of motorcycles and adventure, and his ability to connect with people are the drivers of this series, and we look forward to more great ‘Rides’ next season.”
Though Reedus has yet to be nominated for an Emmy for his acting in “The Walking Dead,” he could contend next year for this series. The TV academy has recently shown a fondness for travel shows with well-known personalities, including “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” a four-time winner for Best Informational Series (2013-2016); “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan,” a 2014 nominee for Best Unstructured Reality Program; and “Gaycation with Ellen Page,” a Best Unstructured Reality Program nominee in 2016.
Are you excited to see Reedus “Ride” again next year?