'The Walking Dead' Creator Reveals Daryl Dixon Is Straight

Following much speculation from "Walking Dead" fans, Daryl Dixon's sexuality has finally been revealed. Show creator Robert Kirkman discussed the question head on while appearing on "The Talking Dead" Sunday night.

In "The Walking Dead" letters column in the old comic book that I do, there was a question that made me mention that there was a possibility early on about making Daryl Dixon’s character gay and it caused quite a hubbub online. I just wanted to make it clear that I was saying the possibility is there and I would’ve been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it, but we ultimately didn’t do that. I can make it official, Daryl Dixon is actually straight, but coming back in our next half of the season we are gonna be introducing a very prominent gay character from the comics that’ll be debuting.

Speaking to Comicbook.com in August, Kirkman indicated that the show had intentions to address Daryl's sexuality.

“All I can say is that it’s been discussed," he said. "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.”

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