In just a few short days, AMC's The Walking Dead returns with its long-awaited Season 7 premiere, where fans will finally learn who the nefarious Negan killed at the end of the Season 6 cliffhanger. While we wait for the truth to be revealed, AMC has unveiled a new preview where Jeffrey Dean Morgan talks about portraying such a despicable character. While most of the TV roles he's had in the past have been characters that people have liked, he knows that most fans will truly hate Negan, if they don't already. If that wasn't enough, we also have a new photo of King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and his pet tiger Shiva.
This new preview from AMC doesn't include any new footage from The Walking Dead Season 7, although we do get to revisit scenes from Negan's introduction in the Season 6 finale, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan offers his thoughts on this character. The actor teases that we have never seen the main cast in such a vulnerable place before, while breaking down some "striking similarities" between Rick and Negan. While the actor admits that Negan is more "outward" in his brutality, he recalled a scene where Rick "ripped someone's throat out with his teeth," referring to a Season 4 scene where Rick killed Joe (Jeff Kober).
Jeffrey Dean Morgan also teased that, since he was a big fan of both the show and the original comics by Robert Kirkman, he had "a pretty good idea" of how to portray Negan, and even though no one stopped what he was doing, he added that it's "tricky" bringing this character to life. He also added that he's never had more fun in playing Negan in The Walking Dead Season 7. While there have been several theories about who Negan's victim really is, there have been other reports that could hint at multiple victims.
Last month, executive producer/director Greg Nicotero teased during an interview that there will be multiple deaths in the Season 7 premiere. We don't know for sure if Negan actually kills more than one person while all of Rick's crew is lined up, or if the other deaths happen later in the episode. Regardless of who is actually killed, all of the potential victims will be appearing live on Talking Dead right after the premiere.
We reported earlier this month that Talking Dead will kick off its new season with a 90-minute premiere, which will include executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman, on Sunday, October 23. In addition to Gimple and Kirkman, Talking Dead will feature guests Andrew Lincoln, |Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Jeffery Dean Morgan. Take a look at this new preview, along with this new photo of Ezekiel and Shiva, to get ready for The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere.