The Hollywood Reporter broke the news
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been tapped to take on the iconic role of Negan, the F-bomb-dropping dastardly character from Robert Kirkman's comic series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.From TV Guide
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as the iconic villain Negan, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The character will reportedly make his first appearance in the Season 6 finale and Morgan will become a regular in Season 7...From USA Today
“Negan is a very important character to the series. There definitely are big plans to have a big entrance into the show when that time comes, but whether that time is Season 6 or Season 7 or Season 8 remains to be seen.”Other outlets picked up the story including EW, IGN, EOnline, Variety, MTV, TV Overmind, and TVLine.
It's so great to see Jeff getting such an important role. Congratulations, Jeff!