Robert Kirkman Talks Adding The Walking Dead Comics' Big Bad Negan to the TV Series
He first appeared in Issue #100 of The Walking Dead comics and killed off a much beloved character by wielding "Lucille," his baseball bat covered in barbed wire. We're talking, of course, about Negan, and if you're wondering when we might see him on the TV show...
Comics creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman recently chatted with EW and had the following to say about how much time might elapse between the death of the Governor and the arrival of Negan, who is the leader of the group known as The Saviors:
“Well, there was a lot of breathing room in the comics between them,” said Kirkman. “Whether or not we have the same amount of breathing room or if we do cut that down a little bit and bring him into the show a little early remains to be seen. But I definitely do think there needs to be some kind of space from a Governor into a Negan. You have to have something of a break in there. So I wouldn’t expect him to be showing up — definitely not in Season 4. I don’t know. I wouldn’t expect it too soon. But we are all very excited about the prospect of bringing that guy into the show. The plan is that we will see him eventually.”
"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on February 9, 2014.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
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