‘The Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus suffered a concussion on the set of the popular AMC show, Variety confirmed.
“Norman suffered a concussion on set,” Reedus’ publicist said in a statement. “He is recovering well and will return to work soon. Thank you all for their concern. »
Reedus is currently filming the 11th and final season of the zombie-focused horror series. The incident happened on March 11 in Georgia, during the filming of the last episodes of the series. According to an AMC spokesperson, Reedus’ concussion will delay the end of the show by a few days. It is unclear exactly how the injury occurred.
The first eight episodes of the final season of “The Walking Dead” premiered on AMC on August 22, 2021. The final 16 episodes of the extended season are scheduled to air this year.
“The stakes will be high: we will see more zombies; tons of action; intriguing new stories; never-before-seen locations and our bands together in one community for the first time, trying to rebuild what the Whisperers took from them,” showrunner Angela Kang said in a statement when the premiere date was announced.
“The Walking Dead” spurred spinoffs “Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead: The World Beyond,” with two more in production: one focusing on Reedus’ character Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), and the other an anthology series centered around the back stories of individual characters.
“The Walking Dead” has topped the ratings for the past 12 years, remaining the #1 cable series among adults ages 25-34.
The show is based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Image Comics, and produced by AMC Studios.