We’re…kind of shocked to share this news, actually. Longstanding fan-favorite character Carol from “The Walking Dead” (played brilliantly by Melissa McBride) was set to co-head a spinoff series. The Carol and Daryl (Norman Reedus) offshoot was imediately met with excitement from die-hard fans.
But just a few minutes ago, official word came that McBride was dropping out of the series.
An official statement from AMC was shared by THR:
“Melissa McBride has given life to one of the most interesting, real, human and popular characters in The Walking Dead Universe. Unfortunately, she is no longer able to participate in the previously announced spinoff focused on the Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier characters, which will be set and filmed in Europe this summer and premiere next year. Relocating to Europe became logistically untenable for Melissa at this time. We know fans will be disappointed by this news, but The Walking Dead Universe continues to grow and expand in interesting ways and we very much hope to see Carol again in the near future.”
This story is developing…