Not even Negan knew who he killed. The infamous cliffhanger for season 6 of The Walking Dead came as a surprise to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the role of Negan as he just assumed they’d film the death separately with the individual actor.
“No, they did not tell me,” Morgan said regarding who he killed. “I don’t know that anybody knew on that particular evening, and if they did, no one has copped to me. But I certainly didn’t know.”
“And by the way, I didn’t even know it was going to end in a cliffhanger. I didn’t know that, you know? The way that we shot it last year, my feeling was they just didn’t want to see us actors see the crushing blows of who was at the end of Lucille, so they were going to shoot that separately, and we would see it at the finale. It turns out exactly what I shot is exactly how it ended.”
But even with being surprised about the season ending in a cliffhanger, the actor was more surprised by the fan outrage.
“I’ll say this, you have to be careful what you wish for, audience, because you’re going to get those answers answered and more, and you’re probably not going to be happy with it.”
Morgan’s likely correct as the group in the show is truly a family to both the other characters and the audience, and any loss would be seen as a travesty.
The Walking Dead will return on October 23rd, and the reveal of who Negan killed will come with it.