Norman Reedus Is Set To Receive A Huge Honor

Norman Reedus is set to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

By Britta DeVore | Published

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is gearing up to take another kind of stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor is finally getting his due treatment and receiving a star alongside 2,733 other members of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest including Lucille Ball, Nicolas Cage, and The Backstreet Boys. If you’re a fan of Reedus’ work and live in or find yourself in Los Angeles on September 27, you can see the dedication take place at 11:30 a.m. at 6600 Hollywood Blvd. 

While Norman Reedus’ time on The Walking Dead may soon be coming to a close, fans were elated to find out that his beloved character, Daryl Dixon, was receiving his own spinoff, keeping the zombie-filled dream alive for the star. Although he first auditioned hoping to nab the role of Merle, things wouldn’t work out for the Blade II star, with the part eventually going to Michael Rooker. But, Reedus left an impression, leading the show’s creators to diverge from the comic books and mold a new character for Reedus – that of Merle’s brother, Daryl Dixon.

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 18 – Photo Credit: Eli Ade/AMC

Since then, Norman Reedus’ name has been synonymous with the series, and when Rooker left his post following the third season, Reedus pushed for Dixon to have a bigger storyline. He wanted the character to change from his darker and downright racist roots and have a stronger arc that would see him turning into a redeemed man, something that the writers ran with. While initially, Daryl was going to be the leading member of the spinoff alongside fellow The Walking Dead character, Carol (Melissa McBride), things have been up in the air surrounding McBride’s involvement in the series. Whatever the case may be, with a following like fans behind The Walking Dead, the Daryl Dixon spin-off is going to be a successful one. 

Prior to his time on the AMC zombie-centered series, Norman Reedus is most famous for his role as one-half of the titular twin brothers in The Boondock Saints. While the 1999 film had a rough start, being pulled from the theaters as it was so close to the time of the Columbine shootings, it rose to gain a massive cult following. While some, including Rotten Tomatoes, would argue that the film is grossly overly violent, many loved the storyline of the two vigilante brothers fighting for what they saw as right.

Along with Norman Reedus, the feature saw an all-star cast that included Sean Patrick Flannery (The Dead Zone), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Lighthouse), and David Della Rocco. The Troy Duffy-helmed feature would go on to land a sequel ten years later titled The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, but it didn’t hit quite as well with the fans as the first film did. As of right now, no future plans for the franchise have been announced.

While The Boondock Saints may have run out of time in the limelight, the same can’t be said for Norman Reedus. It seems like there’s no slowing down the motorcycle riding Daryl Dixon and the story Reedus still wants to tell through the character. With such an exciting legacy in television and film, we’re happy to see the performer receiving credit via his freshly placed star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.