‘The Walking Dead’: Norman Reedus Stole 1 Prop Over and Over: ‘I Think It’s a Felony to Own One’

AMC awakened fan excitement with its The Walking Dead Season 11 trailer, building up anticipating for a horror-filled and stressful final installment. While fans are worried about whether Darryl’s Dog will make it, the cast is gearing up to say goodbye. Norman Reedus and co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Khary Payton, and Eleanor Matsuura recently dished on the last season, and Reedus revealed the one prop he liberated from set — again and again.

Norman Reedus attends a special screening of AMC's ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 at Chinese 6 Theater on September 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California
Norman Reedus attends a special screening of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 at Chinese 6 Theater on September 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California | Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Norman Reedus stole crossbows from ‘The Walking Dead’ set

After more than 10 years on air, there’s a bit of sentimentality attached to The Walking Dead for its cast and crew. During a recent Q&A segment with IMDb, Reedus and his castmates were asked which prop they’d like to keep as souvenirs, and they gave some fun answers. But Reedus didn’t wait until the show’s end.

“I’ve taken a bunch of crossbows already. I think I have nine crossbows; I think it’s a felony to own one, so I could be in trouble,” said Reedus. If there’s one thing Daryl Dixon knows how to do, it’s to wield a crossbow like Jedis whip lightsabers. It’s his signature weapon, and as most fans know, he’s used more than one type in the show.

When he first came on the scene, he used a Horton Scout and in a later season, Michonne hooked him up with a Stryker StrykeZone. In real life, word on the street is Reedus named his crossbow Marianne, after his mom.

For Morgan, he naturally wants to bring home Lucille or Negan’s leather motorcycle jacket. And Matsuura mentioned the walker girl’s teddy bear from season 1 as an iconic prop. It symbolizes one of Rick Grimes’ first zombie kills.

What’s up with the Daryl and Carol spinoff

Elsewhere in the chat, Reedus offered a little bit of information on the upcoming Daryl and Carol spinoff. When the series was first announced, many wondered how closely it would follow along with Robert Kirkman’s comic books. It will be shorter than a regular 16-episode season of TWD and will highlight the interesting dynamics and emotional elements of Daryl and Carol’s relationship.

Reedus didn’t give up any spoilers, but he offered a small piece of insight to IMDb. “I can tell you that it won’t look anything like The Walking Dead. It won’t look like an episode of Walking Dead with just Daryl and Carol. It’ll be completely different,” he said.

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11 will be brutal

Fans will get to see plenty more of Daryl and his crossbow in TWD’s final chapter when it premieres on Aug. 22. The series will wrap with 24 episodes broken up into eight-episode installments. AMC dropped the trailer during Comic-Con @Home and it spotlights an alliance between Negan and Maggie, a death march, and a harrowing fight in the woods.

While Reedus describes the last season as “unexpected,” Morgan and Cohan called it “phenominimal” and Payton deemed it “divergent.” Season 11 of The Walking Dead will stream on Aug. 15 on AMC+ and the AMC network on Aug. 22.

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