The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan is more interested in Negan’s sequel than the prequel
The walking dead Star Jeffrey Dean Morgan is more interested in a sequel than a prequel to Negan, teasing that there are “more stories to tell” about the character in a talked-about spin-off. After AMC Networks assessed interest in a Negan-centric spinoff series following the previous episode “Here’s Negan,” Morgan confirmed that a spinoff that reveals more story or continues the story of Negan is “definitely talking” at AMC. As The walking dead airs his eleventh and final season – which must rest in peace with a series finale in 2022 – Morgan says he’s not ready to bury Negan just yet.
“There have been discussions with me and the people in the network,” Morgan said. TV line. “We’ll see. I mean, Negan could still find his way six feet under. [before Season 11 concludes], so that could be a problem unless it’s a prequel. But there are still stories to be told with Negan. I kind of know how the season has gone so far, and we’re opening windows here and there that would lend themselves to more Negan stories. ”
Season 11 takes place over a decade after “Here’s Negan,” with the Season 10 finale revealing Negan’s origin story and his tragic love affair with his wife Lucille (Hilarie Burton Morgan). Reprising the role of a spin-off of Negan, Morgan said, “I love Negan. There is an incredible opportunity to delve much deeper into this man, who I think has become very interesting in recent years. I’m certainly no more than to keep him alive a little longer and find out more about him. ”
“Here’s Negan” leaves the door open for a Negan’s Saviors spin-off that would reveal how he came to lead an army that ends up waging war on Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group of apocalypse survivors zombie. After The walking dead ends, Morgan “looks forward to” Negan’s future instead of his past.
“I’ll be very honest with you, if I had to do more I would like to move forward with the story and not backwards,” Morgan said. “I loved what we showed [of his history] in “This is Negan,” but now we’ve done a lot of that story. We could do a short series on the birth of the Saviors, which would be quite interesting, but I’m more impatient.
“We’ve shown these different sides of Negan over the past few years,” Morgan added. “Now I would like to see, after the end, what will happen to him next. I find this possibility much more interesting than going back in time.”
Morgan previously expressed interest in Negan lives, a comic strip derived from Walking Dead duo Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The one-issue story reveals what happens to Negan after his exile from The walking dead, which ended after 193 issues in July 2019.
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