Negan’s introduction in season 7 of The Walking Dead marked a new era of the hit AMC post-apocalyptic show. As he became the new top dog in the zombie apocalypse, perhaps the show will focus on him more.
The previous episodes of the show has not explained how Negan became the way that he is. His introduction so massive, it left Rick and the Alexandrians thoroughly broken. He also has not faced any major uprising just yet. But it seems the show will start to tap into Negan’s history. At least, that’s what showrunner Scott Gimple thinks in a recent interview.
According to Gimple, some Negan backstory is in the works for the TV series. When asked about Negan’s past, Gimple has this to say:
“I do believe yes, it’s in the future,” he said, per Cinema Blend. “You know, I’m always careful about this, [because] things can absolutely change. There’s a loose plan in place I have.”
While it is common knowledge that Negan will be the main villain in the show for a while, it seems fans will get to know him more. Gimple’s reveal that he plans to explore Negan’s past should be a cause for excitement for fans who want background on the biggest and baddest The Walking Dead villain to date. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the antagonistic Negan, is also on board with this idea.
Additionally, the show already have a source they can use for Negan’s background info. Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead‘s comic book creator, recently written a comic series titled Here’s Negan. It delves into the early days of the zombie apocalypse from Negan’s point of view. Gimple gave his thoughts about the possible material in a separate interview.
“I take that ‘Here’s Negan’ story as the backstory,” he said to Yahoo TV. “There’s some aspects of it that will probably be cool [on the show]. It’s some fairly far-flung stuff… in the future, you will see some stuff from that. Might need to get Damon Lindelof to do it. It might be rather Lost-ian, but we’re talking a good while away.”
Although this is a possible route the show can take for future episodes, fans would have to wait a while before they can get a taste of Negan’s history. Luckily, there’s enough going on in season 7 to entertain the fans for a while.
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