Ride on, AMC. The cable net said today that it has ordered a second season of Ride with Norman Reedus, its motorcycle travelogue that follows the Walking Dead star as he hits the road on a journey to amazing places and samples local cultures.
“The reaction to Ride has been incredibly positive,” said Reedus who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s zombie drama. “I am glad to be able to show audiences a different side of me, and we have gotten a great response to the candid conversation and the fact that it’s obviously not scripted. I feel like we are just getting started and there are so many amazing places we have yet to go – the opportunities for the show are endless.”
The six-episode first season of Ride averaged 800k total viewers per episode including 434k adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+7 ratings, the network said. Balthazar Getty and Robert Rodriguez were among those who appeared in Season 1 of the series, which visited such locales such as Death Valley, the Pacific Coast Highway, Appalachia, Louisiana, Texas and the Florida Keys. Reedus and his guests took in the local flavor on their travels and went dune-buggying, rode the bike of the future, visited a moonshine distillery, met with a high voodoo priestess, and raced port-a-potties. The season finale featured the legendary actor Peter Fonda, whose film Easy Rider first inspired Reedus to start riding motorcycles.
Ride with Norman Reedus is produced by Left/Right Productions. Executive producers are Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Anneka Jones andReedus.