Norman Reedus Talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 And Daryl’s Seemingly Unlimited Supply Of Arrows
This Sunday The Walking Dead returns to our TV screens. The fourth season of AMC‘s hit series will see Rick and his group dealing with 50 new people moving into the prison. Norman Reedus recently spoke with EW about the upcoming season and what’s in store for the original cast. He also addresses Daryl‘s seeming endless supply of arrows for his crossbow.
Reedus is one of the few original cast members still alive in the world of The Walking Dead. This season will see more deaths and possibly some other members of the original group of survivors becoming zombie chow. The actor talked about the departure of original cast members and what it’s like working with the new group. Reedus says all the new people changes up the show’s dynamic and sees characters interact more with new group members and less with the old favorites:
I hate it when one of the OGs goes. It really bums me out. It’s taken three seasons for people to get wrapped up in certain characters. I think once you invest in those characters to have those characters go is just like ‘Ah, man.’ I think people are sort of left hanging on a string.
It’s weird to delegate authority to newbies in the group and on set. It’s odd, to be honest. Starting the season, there’s certain techniques that the writers are using to integrate the storylines of other people and it’s interesting. I know Andy [Lincoln] going into the first episode was like ‘Man, when are we getting back together? When are we going to kill something? I’m farming. I’m doing pigs. I mean, what the hell?’ And I’m like, ‘Don’t worry, man. It’ll happen.’ And I’m running and yelling at people I don’t really know very well.
Andrew Lincoln may not be into farming and raising pigs, but he’ll have to get used to it. This season seems to be about the group making the prison home and making it self sufficient. Part of being self sufficient is staying safe. The survivors are always fortifying their defenses and keeping their weapons handy. The show’s most recognizable weapon is Daryl Dixon‘s trusty crossbow. Herschel had unlimited ammo on his shotgun in season 2, but it seems like Daryl has limitless arrows at times. The actor explained how Daryl comes across arrows for those that were curious:
We go on runs and we raid places. This is Georgia, so that is one of the weapons people hunt with. It’s not unheard of to find more arrows, but I try to recycle the arrows as much as possible. There’s also the backstory of they probably went back to places they already hit and gone and collected things. I’m sure that’s one of their runs. When you show this large of a time frame there’s a lot of things that are sort of understood. I mean you never see us go to the bathroom but we do that.
Norman Reedus has always had a big part on the show, but from everything we’ve seen and heard about the new season it seems he will step up even further. The Comic-Con trailer showed Daryl leading a group on a supply run, so maybe he’s leading his own away team while Rick and some of the others keep things running at the home base. The new threat everyone has been teasing will mean the survivor’s will need all hands on deck regardless of their position in the group’s hierarchy. What do you think about Reedus‘ comments? Are you ready for The Walking Dead to return?
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Source : EW