Negan definitely went by means of some character evolutions in the course of the authentic sequence’ run, starting the present as its most-loathed determine and ending it with, on the very least, an excellent backstory and a honest apology. “The Strolling Useless: Useless Metropolis,” although, may afford the character much more room to develop, since its focus is squarely on two characters as a substitute of an enormous ensemble. “We have completed a deep dive into each Maggie and Negan that we have been by no means capable of do earlier than,” Jeffrey Dean Morgan told Decider, “and to try this on this new atmosphere […] it is an amazing jumping-off level for a brand new present.”
Within the present’s six-episode first season (the Decider interview hints there may very well be extra, although the sequence was first introduced as a restricted sequence), that deep dive will apparently contain cluing us into extra of Negan’s backstory. The character’s pre-apocalypse life was already memorably explored in a season 10 episode of the flagship sequence, wherein we discovered that his baseball bat Lucille was named after an actual individual (his spouse, who died in upsetting circumstances years earlier). Nonetheless, Morgan informed Newsweek followers will “be taught a little bit bit extra about Negan’s life pre-‘Strolling Useless'” within the new sequence, one thing the premiere episode did not but trace in the direction of.