At the end of The Walking Dead Season 6, viewers were introduced to a highly-anticipated character from the comics. Jeffrey Dean Morgan made his debut as Negan in the Season 6 Finale.
With the Season 7 Premiere less than a month away, Morgan spoke to AMC about what viewers can expect from the upcoming season.
"You need to be very careful about what you wish for because you are going to get it and more this year. It's emotional. It's hard. It's a lot to take," said Morgan. "When the audience sees it, they will know exactly what 'a lot' means."
Morgan also added, "You won't be able to see Negan without thinking of the premiere episode. What he does is so strong and so shocking. The way Negan inflicts damage is so original to Negan that whenever he comes on screen you will not know what to expect."
While it might be hard for the audicence to take, Morgan himself seems to be having a blast in the role.
"The introduction of Negan was hard, but to play this role for me is a dream come true," explained Morgan. "It's the most fun I've ever had in my life, and that's horrible for everyone's sake."
Morgan also explained one of the big differences between Negan and Rick, which speaks to the fun that he's having with the role.
"There isn't anything in this world that Rick doesn't understand. Negan just goes about it in his own different way and sees a little bit more humor," said Morgan. "Rick is a dark character. Where Rick went dark, Negan made a joke out of the whole thing. He found out that is a very effective way to lead people."
The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 23 at 9 PM ET on AMC.