Jeffrey Dean Morgan to Join The Walking Dead Cast as Negan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast for the role of Negan in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Morgan’s portrayal of Negan will be the second comic-to-screen translation for the actor, who played The Comedian in comic-turned-movie Watchmen. Negan, first appears in issue 100 of The Walking Dead comic as the leader of a group named The Saviors. According to THR, Morgan will make his debut, as Negan, in the season six finale of TWD, which airs on April 3, 2016, setting him up as the main antagonist to Rick Grimes’ group for season seven.

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