Not only will fans of the show see more of the what was once considered very volatile character, but they'll see a different sort of Daryl, he told The Wall Street Journal blog Speakeasy.
“In the beginning, Daryl sort of talked out of the front of his head – he’ll look at you and look at the ground, look at you and look at the ground," he said. That was “a bit of shame, from who he thought he was, what he thought other people thought he was. This season, he looks at you dead in the face.”
Actors in the series said Season 4 is more character-driven than previous seasons.
“You get into all the characters in a deeper way,” Reedus said. For Daryl “it’s been a very honest progression. He’s reinventing himself, he’s becoming the man he wishes he was. He’s always had his back against the wall, and to see him change that and fight for other people is interesting.”