'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman reveals Daryl Dixon's sexual orientation and he's straight.
in last night's episode of The Talking Dead,
broke the news after rumors circulated that the character was gay in the series. There has been speculation about the sexual orientation of The Walking Dead's
Daryl Dixon since Robert Kirkman responded to a letter answering a question about whether the character is gay with "it's been discussed". The character does not appear in the comics and was created for the TV show by writers Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, and Jack LoGiudice, which puts him in a position of not having his backstory revealed.
“Daryl Dixon is being somewhat asexual on the show, he’s a very introverted character and I think that’s somewhat his appeal. […> In The Walking Dead letters column in the old comic book that I do, there was a question that made me mention that there was a possibility early on about making Daryl Dixon’s character gay and it caused quite a hubbub online. I just wanted to make it clear that the possibility is there and I would’ve been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it, but we ultimately didn’t do that. I can make it official, Daryl Dixon is actually straight, but coming back in the next half of the season we’re going to be introducing a very prominent gay character from the comics that’ll be debuting.”
Showrunner Scott Gimple did announce that there will be a gay character on the show soon, though it will not be Daryl. It is speculated that Aaron, the recruiter for the Alexandria safe zone will be the gay character in the series.
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