Melissa McBride, who plays Carol in The Walking Dead, has become the first franchise star to appear in three different iterations of the show. Originally, a spinoff featuring Carol and Daryl Dixon was planned, but McBride dropped out due to concerns about filming in Europe. However, Carol's surprise return in Daryl Dixon's season 1 finale indicates she will have a larger role in the show moving forward. The next batch of episodes will be called The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - The Book of Carol. The season 1 finale hints at a reunion between Carol and Daryl in Freeport, Maine.