The next big villain on The Walking Dead is one people have been waiting for and it’s Negan. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, The Good Wife) has been picked to play the iconic comic book series character and will appear sometime at the end of this season. He will probably become a series regular in Season 7, which has already been picked up. If that certain character somehow survives that zombie herd, he better watch out for Lucille, Negan’s barbed-wire baseball bat! Hopefully they don’t screw up Negan like they did for The Governor.
The Hollywood Reporter posted the casting news this morning:
Following an extensive casting search, AMC’s The Walking Dead has found its next major villain.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been tapped to take on the iconic role of Negan, the f-bomb-dropping dastardly character from Robert Kirkman’s comic series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The character, who sources say will first arrive in the season six finale directed by Greg Nicotero, is the violent leader of a group known as The Saviors who use force and intimidation to subjugate other communities — including Alexandria. Negan first appears in the landmark 100th issue when he crosses paths with Rick Grimes, who had been vocal about bringing down the man who takes half the community’s supplies in exchange for “protection” from walkers. By comparison, Negan makes David Morrissey’s The Governor look like a fluffy bunny.