[SPOILER WARNING FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 6 FINALE]
We’re just over 3 weeks away from finding out who Negan’s victim was when the 7th season of The Walking Dead returns to screens.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with Rick Grimes himself, Andrew Lincoln, who had nothing but good things to say about Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s portrayal of Negan…
“It’s such a great part and it’s so beautifully written. And he’s such an important part of the show, this character, that we needed an actor that could step up and take the bull by the horns and drag it forward, and make it his own. And certainly, that’s what we have this season.”
Lincoln then took us back to the end of season 6 when Negan killed an undisclosed member of the cast and explained that the season 6 finale was just a glimpse of what is to come…
“I think everybody got a sense of what this actor is capable of in the last episode. But rest assured that that’s really just the beginning of what Jeffrey is creating. It’s very impressive and it’s great fun to work with him. Without the baddest of the bad guys, it wouldn’t be the same show. And I think it’s breathed a new terrifying life into the show, and at no better time. What an extraordinary thing, to wait seven seasons to reveal the baddest of the bad guys.”
It’s a pretty tall order to say that what we saw at the end of season 6 was just the beginning of Negan given that he smashed one of the main characters heads in with Lucille (his trusty baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire).
Fans will find out who Negan’s victim is when The Walking Dead returns on October 23rd!