‘Walking Dead’ EP: Negan Is The Villain Fans Have Been Waiting For

Jeffrey Dean Morga

Fans of The Walking Dead have been hearing the name Negan, but have yet to be introduced to this infamous graphic novel character.

Executive producer of Dead, David Alpert, opened up about Negan during an interview with IGN. Alpert explained that Negan is a character that will start conversations amongst fans of both the show and the graphic novels.

“We want [people who don’t know Negan] to get into conversations with their friends like, ah, that’s nothing, and the friends who have read the comics be like, ‘Oh, you just don’t know. You just don’t know.”

The character of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will change the course of the show according to Alpert, for the better.

“Negan is one of the greatest villains ever created in TV. It’s the greatest comic book villain I’ve ever read. He’s amazing, he’s terrifying, he’s funny, he’s charming, and the reason why I think he’s so terrifying is he makes a certain amount of sense. Even though he does horrible, horrible horrific things, there’s a certain logic — a barbaric logic, but a logic — to it. I think it’s not just the horrible things he does, it’s the appeal of that logic. It takes a little while to wrap your head around it.”

While the show has already started to focus on Negan and his group, he will not be making an appearance until the season finale of season six. Alpert is ready to have this introduction shock fans.

“I cannot wait to see the reaction to when we do the things we’re going to do at the end of this season. I think we will melt people’s minds.”

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.

Source: IGN



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  • Inkaten

    His first appearance will be in episode 16, which will air on April 3rd….
    Dead God, the wait is killing me.

  • David Lozano

    JDM is an awesome seemingly underrated actor but this role may jettison him into pop culture super stardom! I hope it does.

  • H.I McDunnough

    Just by the simple fact that the show runners have been saying “not until the finale” for months makes me think he will show up sooner. They’re the worst at foreshadowing. A good example of that is Abraham. They’ve focused on him more in the past 4 or more episodes than they did since he came into the series. That usually spells death. How will the finale “melt our minds” ? Easy, they’re going to kill Daryl and or Glen. Scott Gimple has a hard-on when it comes to the whole “if Daryl dies” social media thing. He wants to prove that he’s calling the shots and for every good moment (Daryl blowing up the Saviors, Rick breaking bad at Hilltop) we get he wants to do an equally horribly moment. The guy loves the idea of breaking hearts. It’s why he killed off Herschel and Beth.