Following the death of Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead, fans started to wonder just how Negan's comic book chemistry with the son of his greatest opponent would develop onscreen. Rick Grimes's departure from the show makes that question even more significant.
And fans have an idea that series star Jeffrey Dean Morgan seems to like: give the part to Daryl Dixon.
Daryl, a character created for the TV series, is expected to step into Rick's leadership role in some other ways in the coming second half of the season -- but Rick's uneasy alliance with Negan was one of the defining elements of the comics during a time when The Whisperers -- who made a big splash in their first official appearance last night -- were the book's primary threat.
Yeah. Let’s do THAT!! Hehehe...— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) November 26, 2018
Morgan plays Negan on AMC's hit zombie apocalypse show, a character who debuted in Image Comics' The Walking Dead #100 (2012) as created by TWD creators Robert Kirkman and Charle Adlard. Negan made his live-action debut in "Last Day on Earth," the highly-anticipated finale of season six.
Although Negan has been imprisoned for the duration of season nine, the character escaped in the midseason finale. According to The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang, she's excited to see where Negan goes next.
"I am excited for fans to watch and see what
In the comics, his journey pitted him against The Whisperers, and forged an alliance of convenience with Alexandria, and in particular Rick and Carl. With the Grimes family unaccounted for on the TV series, Negan will have to find some new running buddies.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 pm ET. Fear the Walking Dead will return for its fifth season in 2019.