'Ride With Norman Reedus' Season 2 First Look: 'The Walking Dead' star zooms around the world with Dave Chappelle and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Kimberly Potts
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

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Motorcycle jaunts with co-stars, beautiful scenery, exploration of local eateries and travel destinations with friends… that’s what’s on tap for Season 2 of Ride With Norman Reedus, The Walking Dead star’s travel series that returns to AMC on Nov. 5.

As seen in the Yahoo Entertainment exclusive preview above, Ride Season 2 will feature Reedus’s adventures with pal and The Walking Dead co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Spain, a road trip through the south of U.S. with Dave Chappelle, and, we’re guessing, a ride that begins or ends with something delicious to nosh when he meets up with Mario Batali in New York City. The new episodes will also include an appearance by TWD director, executive producer, and special effects whiz (and Reedus’s Nic & Norman’s restaurant co-owner), Greg Nicotero.

Yahoo Entertainment was on the Ride set back in March — at a very cool location that shall remain a surprise for now — and Reedus shared the story of how he ended up road-tripping with Chappelle.

“I met Dave… he’s a Walking Dead fan, so I met him at a [season] premiere in Los Angeles like four seasons ago,” Reedus said. “I met him, and we started talking and got along really well and swapped numbers and stuff. Then just after we [were renewed for Ride]) Season 2, I was walking through SoHo, and I heard this, ‘Norman!’ I look around, and he’s across the street. He goes, ‘It’s Dave Chappelle! I want to be on your motorcycle show!’ He was like, ‘I called AMC, nobody called me back.’ And then he said, ‘Bradley Cooper, too, he wants to be on your show, too!’

“I was like, ‘That’s happening. I’m going to make that happen.’”

Reedus also shared an on the road pic of he and Chappelle, who played Negan in a spoof sketch when he hosted Saturday Night Live last November, on his Instagram.

 

Ride, which has already been renewed for a third season that will air in 2018 on AMC, debuted on the network in June 2016, and included Reedus’s motorcycle trips through New Orleans and Death Valley, and a visit to the Florida Keys with Easy Rider legend Peter Fonda.

Ride With Norman Reedus Season 2 premieres Nov. 5 at 11 p.m. on AMC. The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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