Negans Walking Dead introduction is “brilliant” & “really dark”, say Andrew Lincoln

Negan is coming to The Walking Dead, and while Rick Grimes may dread his approach, Andrew Lincoln is very excited. Lincoln, who plays the deputy-turned-survivalist in AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse series, even told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) that he thinks it’s “the greatest entrance ever written”.

“We’ve been talking about this guy for a long time,” Lincoln said. “It’s probably the most important casting since Rick, really. Everybody needs a hero, but I think they probably need a really good baddie even more. Negan’s incredibly charismatic. In this deranged society, there is a kind of logic to the way that he is running the place. He runs a tight ship, I’ll tell you that much”.

Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who you may remember as The Comedian in Watchmen), will be introduced in The Walking Dead‘s 90-minute season 6 finale on Sunday. Until then, AMC has released some teaser images showing Morgan in Negan’s leather jacket and wielding his trademark barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat, Lucille. You’ll probably have to wait for season 6 to come out on Blu-ray before you can properly enjoy all of Negan’s F-bombs (opens in new tab), though.

Minced oaths aside, “it’s an incredibly brilliant and well constructed and tense final episode,” Lincoln said. “It’s really dark, man. It’s really dark”.

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