When the sixth season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead came to an end, fans were outraged. After an entire season leading up to the introduction of Negan, fans finally met the legendary villain and were left wondering which cast member wouldn’t be making it into season seven.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Negan, has a warning for fans. Morgan attended Supernatural Minneapolis and took questions from the audience, the famous Negan introduction quickly came up.
“I can’t stress enough that if you were one of those people who were like, ‘Oh, f—ing cliffhanger…’ You’re gonna be really, really wishing that the cliffhanger had never ended after the first episode back. So, be careful what you wish for.”
Morgan added that they are about halfway through production on season seven.
“Right now, I’m in full on villain mode and I’m having a blast.”
Dead creator Robert Kirkman came under fire from fans after the season six finale. According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, creator Robert Kirkman is taking the fan reaction to heart – and to the writer’s table.
Look, I think as a creative person I have to acknowledge that all responses are valid, so I definitely have to take note that there’s a seemingly significant portion of the audience that wasn’t happy with that direction, so in that respect I think everyone on The Walking Dead creative team has taken note of that, and I don’t know that I would expect a similar cliffhanger at the end of season 7.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 23rd at 9 PM EST.