During the course of the last four seasons of The Walking Dead on AMC, there has been much fan discussion and speculation over who Daryl Dixon might eventually make a romantic connection with on the show. Daryl has formed close friendships with both Carol and Beth, but he has yet to hook up with either of them romantically treating Carol more like a “mother figure” and Beth more like a “little sister”
One question that has been posed in fan speculation sites over and has been whether Daryl might possibly be gay. Especially that in the past TWD had basically ignored and cut gay and lesbians characters from the transfer from the graphic novel to television until the introduction of minor lesbian character of Tara appeared after much insistence from this website. Now the question about Daryl’s sexuality was put to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman in the letter column to The Walking Dead #130. Currently in the comic series, there is a character maned Jesus who is a tough character and all around badass, who also just happens to be gay. Fans are wondering if that parallel might be drawn to Daryl character in the TV series, as Daryl is also a badass whose sexual orientation is still somewhat of a mystery.
When asked if the possibility of Daryl being gay had been considered, Kirkman answered, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”
When asked if AMC would let the possibility of Daryl Dixon being gay fly, Kirkman responded, “For the record, they absolutely would.”
Personally I hope Daryl is gay. After Season 4’s snoozefest some hot gay redneck sex would be a step up. Maybe they can bring in Chris Hardwick to be his hot little geek powerbottom!
Are you listening AMC?