The Walking Dead’s squirrel slayer Daryl Dixon would stab a walker in the head as soon as look at one. The actor Norman Reedus, however, would nearly fall off his chair.
When his co-star Andrew Lincoln and Vine prankster Nick Santonastasso set up a carefully orchestrated practical joke – along with the help of make-up effects maestro Greg Nicotero – things couldn’t have gone better.
The prank was the start of The Walking Dead broadcaster FOX’s social media campaign, “#getFOXed”. It’s designed to identify superfans of the series and create unmatched fan experiences for them.
The Walking Dead, Season 4 Part B starts on Monday 10 February at 9pm on FOX.