Are you a motorcycle enthusiast? If yes, then there is a series from the ‘The Walking Dead‘ star Norman Reedus, titled, ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’, that might interest you. If you have already watched a host of motorcycle shows on TV, this one may just have the edge over all the others. Why? Because it is also a travel show.
In every episode, Reedus goes on open road trips with his riding companions who are mostly guests of the show. They ride on two-wheelers as they pursue fun adventures to explore the bike culture of a particular place. He travels to several regions to celebrate the best bike collectors and local bikers and meets with artisans, mechanics, and motorcyclists across the country.
The first season of ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’ premiered on June 12, 2016, on AMC. It even received a nomination for Best Unstructured Reality Series at Critics’ Choice Television Award. Its concept came from AMC president Joel Stillerman, who in a chat with Reedus, explored possibilities about creating a series on the latter’s obsession with motorcycles. Before Joel could change his mind, Reedus exclaimed: “Yes, yes, yes right away.”
The show, since its launch, has spanned four remarkably successful seasons. Now the question is, will there be a ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’ season 5? Let’s find out.
Ride With Norman Reedus Season 5 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
‘Ride With Norman Reedus’ season 4 premiered on March 8, 2020, on AMC. After airing six episodes, it wrapped up on April 12, 2020.
Ahead of its fourth season premiere, AMC had already renewed the series for a fifth outing. Reedus confirmed the news himself in an interview where he said, “Ride not only gives me the chance to share my passion for motorcycle culture, but also the opportunity to explore new places around the world and meet some incredible people on the journey. I’m so excited for fans to see this upcoming season and to get on the road for season five! And I can’t wait to see which location fans chose for me to visit next year.”
Filming for the fifth season already commenced in early 2020, which Reedus posting updates on his Instagram profile. See one of the posts below:
Considering the 2020 Corona outbreak, however, we expect some delay in the final premiere date — since the shooting might have met with some roadblocks. Still, because of its early renewal, we expect ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’ season 5 to premiere sometime in March 2021.
Ride With Norman Reedus Season 5 Host
Norman Mark Reedus serves as the presenter of the show. He is best known for his role as Daryl Dixon in the horror drama series ‘The Walking Dead’. Also a model and a television host, Reedus has represented the famous fashion designer brand Prada in the 1990s. After gaining fame, he appeared in videos like ‘Sun Down’ by Tricky (ft. Tirzah), ‘Judas’ by Lady Gaga and ‘Gypsy Woman’ by Hilary Duff. Besides acting, he is also a brilliant photographer, sculptor, and painter. Through the series, he portrays his love for bikes as he travels the countryside on new two-wheelers, exploring the biking culture in various localities.
The show features a guest star in each of its episodes (usually an acquaintance of Reedus) who accompanies the host on his journey to unravel biker towns across the country. Amongst the guests featured across the seasons, we have met Andrew James Clutterbuck, Jason Paul Michaels, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Peter Fonda, Sean Patrick Flannery, Marilyn Manson and more. In season 4, we see Reedus teaming up with celebs such as Ryan Hurst, Milo Ventimiglia, Clifton Collins Jr., Dom Rocket, Becky Goebel and Michael Rooker.
Reedus will obviously make a comeback in season 5. However, the list of guests is strictly under wraps. We will update this section when we learn more.
What Can Ride With Norman Reedus Season 5 Be About?
The show follows popular actor and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus who takes the audience on an adventurous, fun-filled ride on the open roads of America and around the world. On his journeys, his mission is to explore the history of motorcycles as he meets the biggest collectors of bikes across the country.
Each episode starts with a new trip to different cities. Reedus travels with his buddies who appear as guest stars, be it musicians, actors, local chopper fanatics, etc. but with a shared love for motorcycles. He starts his journey to a new destination in the search of more. He takes numerous halts at local places that include tattoo parlors, custom bike shops, roadside smokehouses, collector’s warehouses and more. He has a lot of time to spend in these areas, so he takes unplanned long routes across the country.
The show features different kinds of motorcycles every week that we have likely never seen before. These include minis, vintage, and cruisers. The riders have plenty of time to explore the city on their motorcycle. Norman indulges in a variety of other things – tries the famous food items in the locality, explores picturesque sceneries and participates in local activities held across the country.
In season 4, Reedus and Michael Rooker visit Alabama and Georgia, with the latter being the home country of Rooker. In other episodes, Reedus visits Japan with Ryan Hurst and Milo Ventimiglia, Costa Rica with Dom Rocket, Uruguay with Becky Goebel, and Kentucky with Clifton Collins Jr.
AMC has given fans the golden opportunity to vote for their select locations in season five with a special online poll, available on the show’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for one of the following cities: Jackson, Mississippi, San Diego, California, Salt Lake City Utah, Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon. We are yet to receive a confirmation on which of the above locations will be featured in the next season.
Ride With Norman Reedus Trailer:
You can watch the official trailer for season 4 below to refresh your memories.
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