Throughout most of the show's history, viewers of AMC's The Walking Dead have speculated on the future of Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier's relationship -- or lack thereof. Showrunner Angela Kang assures them, though, that while the possibility of romance remains up in the air, the two most definitely share a bond.
The show's pending 10th season is slated to focus on the group's upcoming war with The Whisperers. "We'll see a lot of the Whisperers conflict through the eyes of these two as they are at times on parallel tracks, at times on divergent tracks," said Kang.
Daryl and Carol, or "Caryl" as sometimes referred to by viewers, will "have a very big storyline together," Kang said. "They are best friends. I think they are soulmates, whether or not their relationship ever goes into romantic territory. They are tied to each other in this world and have been through so much together."
Romance between the two so far hasn't been on the show's agenda. Carol has been married to Ezekiel, and Daryl hasn't shown much romantic interest in anyone. The characters have been the topic of ongoing will-they-or-won't-they debates for the past several years, but their current status has done little to quiet the discussion.
“They love each other,” Kang added, “and they trust each other. They care what happens to the other. And yet that can be very complicated when there’s so much trauma and this bigger thing that’s taking over the communities.”
AMC's The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura. The series returns for Season 10 on Oct. 6.