Following a six-season series regular spot on Fox’s now-canceled medical drama The Resident, Manish Dayal has found his next major TV project in the form of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Season 2. According to Deadline, Dayal has been tapped to portray a major recurring role in the next installment to The Walking Dead spin-off called The Book of Carol.
Dayal is expected to play the role of an engineer from Boston named Ash. According to his official character description, he moved to the family weekend house in Maine after the onset of the apocalypse. Ash lives by a strict schedule, based around his daily flights in a retrofitted single engine plane and mysterious visitations to his backyard greenhouse.
His casting comes after SAG-AFTRA recently announced the official end of its 118-day-long actors strike. Production on the Daryl Dixon Season 2 is currently underway in Europe.
What is The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon?
“Daryl washes ashore in France and struggles to piece together how he got there and why,” reads the logline. “The series tracks his journey across a broken but resilient France as he hopes to find a way back home. As he makes the journey, though, the connections he forms along the way complicate his ultimate plan.”
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon revolves around Norman Reedus’ beloved Walking Dead character as he finds himself lost in an unfamiliar place. Joining Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride in The spin-off also stars Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis, Anne Charrier, Eriq Ebouaney, Laika Blanc Francard, Romain Levi, newcomer Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, and more.
Based on the comic series of the same name, the horror-drama is executive produced by showrunner David Zabel. Producers are Reedus, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Brian Bockrath, Angela Kang, and Daniel Percival.The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – The Book of Carol is expected to debut in 2024.