I remember a few years back I had the honor of covering the Walking Dead press room at San Diego Comic Con. I got to ask a question that I was surprised no one else had asked in the press room. The person I got to ask my question too was none other than Jeffrey Dean Morgan who portrays baddie Negan on the series.
“When will we see a Negan origin story?” Was the question I got to ask. I was kind of scared to ask the question, but I remember Morgan’s eyes lighting up and all he said was “Hopefully one day.” Fast forward a few years and we are finally getting an origin story.
Angela Kang the showrunner for The Walking Dead has recently revealed that a Negan origin story will take place in early 2021. The episodes will air during the extended season 10 season entitled “Here’s Negan,” and will explore Negan’s pre zombie life and dealing with his terminally ill wife Lucille.
Lucille will be portrayed by Dean’s real life wife, Hilarie Burton Morgan. This will be the first time that the married couple will be acting on screen together, and with their real life connection with each other it should be special. The prequel episodes will occur when Carol (Melissa McBride) takes Negan on a journey that leads him to reflect on his pre-apocalypse life with his terminally ill wife.
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