Movies & TV / News

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Has Discussed a Walking Dead Negan-Centric Spinoff With AMC

October 3, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Walking Dead

Jeffrey Dean Morgan says he sees more potential stories with Negan after The Walking Dead wraps, and has discussed things with AMC. Morgan, who has played the character since the season six finale, spoke with TV Line and said that he’s had some discussions with the network about a potential spinoff.

“There’ve been things discussed with me and network people,” Morgan said. “We’ll see. I mean, Negan could still find his way six feet under [before Season 11 concludes], so that could be a problem unless it’s a prequel. But there are still stories to be told with Negan. I kind of know how the season has worked itself so far, and we’re cracking open windows here and there that would lend themselves to more Negan story.”

Morgan said that he’d be all in on such a series, saying, “I do love Negan. There’s an amazing opportunity to dive a lot deeper into this man who I think has become very interesting the last few years. I’m certainly not opposed to keeping him alive for a bit longer and finding out more about him.”

He did note that he’s less interested in a prequel, noting, “I’ll be very honest with you, if I was to do more, I would like to move forward with the story and not backward. I loved what we showed [of his history] in ‘Here’s Negan,’ but now we’ve done a lot of that story. We could do a short series on how the Saviors came to be, which would be kind of interesting, but I’m more looking forward. We’ve shown these different sides of Negan over the past few years. Now I’d like to see, after this ends, what happens to him next. I find that possibility to be a lot more interesting than going back in time.”