Rick Grimes and company have survived sociopaths, psychopaths, and zombies galore on The Walking Dead, but beginning sometime in the second half of season six, they'll have something to fear like never before: Negan. In a recent interview with Entertainment WeeklyRobert Kirkman (the creator of the comics and executive producer of the TV series) discussed Negan's upcoming arrival.

Speaking with EW, Kirkman talked about the impact Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan)—an intimidating and deceptively jovial leader of a coordinated group known as The Saviors—will have on the show and its characters:

"...Negan is kind of an atomic bomb that’s going to be dropped on the show and the show will probably never be the same after that."

Kirkman also touched on the overall threat of The Saviors and how they are different and more deadly than any obstacle Rick and friends have faced before:

"...this is a group that’s led by a guy who’s had his morality dial a few clicks away from Rick toward the darker aspects of his personality, but is still an intellectual and capable leader who’s kept his group alive against all odds just as long as Rick has. It’s really the best encountering the best."

The Walking Dead Season 6's second half premieres on February 14th. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and to read the full article on EW, visit:

Source: EW
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