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‘The Walking Dead’: We will see a ‘Very Different’ side of Negan this Season

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Have you ever heard the expression ‘knocked off your pedastool’? Well, if you have not… a prime example of that would be the ever so wicked Negan from AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. The former Savior Leader hath been captured and imprisoned when we left off in the eighth season, a came changer but a prolonged victory for Rick. Now that the mighty hath fallen, perhaps Rick and his friends can carry on their quest to survive without looking over their shoulders every six seconds.

In an intervie with Variety during San Diego Comic-Con, Morgan talked about how Negan will be “very different” in the upcoming ninth season of  The Walking Dead.

“It’s gonna be Negan fighting some inner demons. I think being locked up doesn’t suit him very well, which I think is probably Rick and everyone’s plan to begin with. And I think Negan is having to take a good long, hard look in the mirror and maybe not enjoying what he’s seeing, and certainly not enjoying jail very much. So we’re definitely going to see a different side to Negan this year.”

 

During the The Walking Dead panel, Jeffrey Dean Morgan talked about how he shared scenes with characters that he never really got the opportunity to as a free man. Aside from his regular discussions with Rick from his cell, there will be several other interactions to look forward to. (Well, not like he really has anywhere to go, right?) Perhaps we can see him have an interaction or two with Maggie, we know is still steaming to get a swing or two at the man who murdered the love of her life.

 

“It’s a different year, I think a different side of Negan. I think we’ve gotten to see some different sides, and little hints of different sides, but this year, just from the trailer we see he’s in a bit of a predicament. He’s having to face some stuff, I think internally, as well as outside his jail, that he’s never had to face before. So we’re gonna see some different sides. And in saying that, Negan’s also getting an opportunity to interact with some people that are up on this stage that he hasn’t really had the chance to interact with before, which I think has been super fun for myself and Negan.”

 

 

The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres on AMC – Sunday, October 7th 2018.