Jeffrey Dean Morgan Confirms Negan’s Return For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8

Throughout the first episodes of The Walking Dead‘s season seven, Negan has undoubtedly been the scene stealer every single time he’s been on screen. Never in the history of the show has there been such a menacing villain who managed to not only defeat Rick and the survivors but also completely break their spirits.

While on The Howard Stern Show yesterday, Jeffrey Dean Morgan confirmed that he will continue to portray Negan in TWD‘s eighth season as well, which makes sense considering he is still alive in Robert Kirkman’s comics. Morgan also weighed in on the hugely controversial cliffhanger at the end of season six which was resolved in episode 7.01.

“I know I will be on board for Season 8,” Morgan said. “We’ve finished [Season 7] a week ago.”

“I did kill shots on the entire cast. I think the plan was, they would leak some stuff beforehand just to throw people off because there are people whose sole purpose is to ruin the show, to spoil what’s going to happen on the show.”

AMC certainly did a fantastic job keeping Negan’s kill(s) a secret for almost an entire year; as painful as the wait was for us fans. Morgan went on to tease very heavy involvement in the remaining two episodes of season 7a, which are titled Sing Me A Song and Hearts Still Beating (you can check out the synopses here).

“The next two, I’m really big in. I’m f—ing heavy in those.”

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Jonathan Warncke

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