'Walking Dead' Star Scores Biker Reality Show on AMC

Docu-series will feature Norman Reedus exploring motorcycle culture in various American cities

Norman Reedus, star of 'The Walking Dead.' Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus will host a new reality series that explores motorcycle culture in various American cities, scheduled to premiere on AMC in 2016.

The tentatively titled Ride With Norman Reedus will find the host hitting a new city each episode alongside a different traveling companion — an actor, musician, friend or local who shares his enthusiasm for bikes. The pair will visit mechanics, builders and riders; showcase different motorcycles, like minis or cruisers; and make pit stops at tattoo parlors, roadside smokehouses or collector's warehouses. 

Best known for their scripted programs, Ride With Norman Reedus is part of AMC's foray back into unscripted series. The network is also set to premiere the second installment of their docu-drama The Making of the Mob next year, with a focus on Al Capone's Chicago; and a new documentary series, The American West, executive produced by Robert Redford, was recently greenlit. AMC currently hosts two non-fiction programs: The Walking Dead companion show, Talking Dead, and Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men.

Elsewhere, Reedus continues to wreak zombie havoc as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, which began its sixth season at the beginning of October. Ahead of Season Four, Reedus told Rolling Stone why he chose to live outside Atlanta, where the show shoots, instead of in the city proper. 

"I like Atlanta, but there's a mall and a Chick-fil-A," Reedus said. "What do I need to go up there if I live in Manhattan? Also, I ride a motorcycle to the set a lot, and just the riding in the South here is just magic. I don't want to zigzag through traffic in Atlanta. I'd rather be out here on the country roads, driving home."