Norman Reedus talks about having ‘knees in the breeze’ on his new motorcycle series
Daryl Dixon lost his motorcycle on this past Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, but star Norman Reedus will still be spending plenty of time riding his bike on AMC.
The network announced last month that it had given the green light to six episodes of a new 2016 docuseries tentatively titled Ride With Norman Reedus that follows the Walking Dead star and companions riding in different cities and exploring motorcycle culture along the way. We spoke to Reedus recently to get some intel on where things stand with the show right now.
“We’re right now in the stages of mapping out where we’re going and who we’re going with,” says the star. “And we’ve got great locations and great rides that we’re planning on right now and with some guests in mind that will come on the show and we’ll go on a journey with them. And hopefully the viewers will feel like they’re on a journey with us.”
Reedus says the closest comparison for his program would be one currently airing on CNN about food. “It’s kind of like what Anthony Bourdain does right now with his show. The common denominator for him is food and when that show first came out it was about food. And then food stayed the common denominator, but it was about experiences and meeting people and hearing their stories. I love that show. I’m a huge fan of that show. And that’s kind of what we’re going for with this — the motorcycles will be the common denominator and riding will be the common denominator.”
Reedus says the first pilot episode has already been shot and has him excited for more. “We shot a pilot episode for it and it was so much fun and we learned so much on this pilot episode in meeting people and seeing these other people’s experiences and going to places with these people and them showing us their ropes. It was great, and now I’m going to be a man on his horse out there traveling the world. It’s going to be fun. I’m super excited.”
The star hopes that his new adventure will be a ride that both motorcycle aficionados and people with no experience will want to take. “I have a lot of friends that ride motorcycles and they’re so excited to watch stuff like that. And the same with a lot of friends of mine that are really into travel and they save their money to go places and see new things. Hopefully we’ll show both those things for people. I’ve got my knees in the breeze and I’m just looking for new stuff. It’s a blast.”