Where’s Daryl?! Norman Reedus Promises ‘Walking Dead’ Fans a ‘Steadier Dose’ of His Character When Show Returns

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Reedus arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

More Daryl is on the way! The Walking Dead season 6 has been noticeably light on Daryl Dixon in its first half, but the actor who plays him, Norman Reedus, told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published on Thursday, February 4, that the latest set of new episodes will include more scenes of the popular character. 

The actor, 47, said that he trusts showrunner Scott Gimple's vision, although it was nonetheless tough on him to have days go by in which he wasn't needed for filming.

"It’s a little hard to sit on the sidelines," Reedus admitted. "Days I didn’t work, I’d go to the set and just watch other people work, but it’s definitely difficult just because I miss everybody, and I love doing that job, so that makes it a little hard."

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Reedus as Daryl Dixon in 'The Walking Dead.' Gene Page/AMC

"It feels like the band split up a little bit," the actor said about Daryl being removed from his costars' action. "My story line sort of took me away from Alexandria while Alexandria was being attacked, so it makes sense. But yeah, I’m definitely excited for people to see the second half [of season 6]. I definitely have more to do."

Indeed, Reedus teased his character's increased presence in the remainder of the new season: "We'll definitely have a steadier dose. I look at what they’re doing, and I look at the storylines, and they all completely make sense to me."

The season 6A finale of the hit AMC drama featured Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) meeting her demise after a walker bit her, while a Wolf took Denise (Merritt Wever) hostage. The remainder of the season will see the arrival of new baddie Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

The Walking Dead returns on AMC on Sunday, February 14, at 9 p.m. EST.

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