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Walking Dead creator hints at Negan spin-off comic

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:08 AM
In this 2018 file photo, from left to right, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and Jeffrey Dean Morgan arrive at the LA Premiere of Season 9 of their show “The Walking Dead”  in Los Angeles. The network behind the show that’s become synonymous with Georgia says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. The Walking Dead’s success has drawn steady streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed.
In this 2018 file photo, from left to right, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and Jeffrey Dean Morgan arrive at the LA Premiere of Season 9 of their show “The Walking Dead” in Los Angeles. The network behind the show that’s become synonymous with Georgia says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. The Walking Dead’s success has drawn steady streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed.

The Walking Dead creator has hinted at a Negan spin-off comic.

This month the long-running comic series came to a surprising end with issue #192 but arch-villain Negan, played in the TV series by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is still alive and creator Robert Kirkman hasn’t ruled out creating a new series of comics around the character.

Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, he said: “Negan is alive. I think that’s a cool tidbit. He’s still out there, theoretically living in that farmhouse, so there might be a story to be told there.

“It’s possible that that’s my escape hatch if my career takes a hard nosedive — I’ll just roll out a Negan comic when I’m 42. But yeah, there’s no plans as of yet, but there’s an option there.”

While the comic book series has ended, the TV show continues and in the ninth series of the smash TV show, the barbed-wire-wrapped-baseball-bat wielding thug was incarcerated for his crimes by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).

The Walking Dead showrunner, Angela Kang, has hinted that Negan’s time in jail might soon be up and fans will find “some satisfaction” with a new storyline.

She told Entertainment Weekly: “We had a whole year with him in his cell, so I think after his heroic rescue of Judith, people might’ve noticed that when he was in that bed in the infirmary, he was not tied up or cuffed. So we’re dealing with the next stage of what things are for Negan. I think for people who have been wanting us to release the Negan, there will be some satisfaction there.”