The Walking Dead Spoilers: Is Daryl Gay?

When fans of The Walking Dead aren’t busy worry about whether their favourites will make it to another episode, one of the biggest questions they ask themselves is whether Daryl is gay or not.

The subject has been alluded to in the past but has never been addressed directly. That is about to change in the show’s upcoming fifth season.

Showrunner Scott M. Gimple recently spoke about the issue.

“We know all sorts of things about the characters that we haven’t revealed,” he shares, before insisting, “[But] we’re not holding back information on Daryl’s sexuality as any sort of big reveal. The fact that there’s still a question as to what Daryl’s orientation is in Season 5 absolutely speaks to Daryl’s character; he is a very guarded, very closed-off individual in a lot of ways. We have been able to see him ever so slowly open up and show the other characters aspect by aspect as to what makes him tick. That’s been a very satisfying journey for all of us on the creative side to portray. [And] he’s still on that journey. This is a character who is going to continue to grow closer to the other characters,” he continues, “[and] let his guard down, and let them see just who he is, in every way.”