If you were worried about Daryl and Carol surviving the end of The Walking Dead, you just haven’t been reading the news for the last few months. It’s been widely announced that the pair are already slated for a spin-off of their own when the curtain drops on the original series. Now, TVLine is reporting that at least one more character may find new life with their own series after Walking Dead ends.
In the comics, Negan survived, but ended up a shadow of his former self, living in self-imposed exile. With the storyline they are currently following between him and Maggie, it makes sense that, he would probably seek redemption by sacrificing himself to save either her, or her son, Hershel. However, according to this new interview, there’s a better than average chance that Negan will live to go on further adventures. Here’s what he told the site:
“There’ve been things discussed with me and network people. We’ll see. I mean, Negan could still find his way six feet under [before Season 11 concludes], so that could be a problem unless it’s a prequel. But, there are still stories to be told with Negan. I kind of know how the season has worked itself so far, and we’re cracking open windows here and there that would lend themselves to more Negan story.”
On whether he’d want to do a Negan Spinoff, here’s what Jeffery Dean Morgan had to say:
“I do love Negan. There’s an amazing opportunity to dive a lot deeper into this man who I think has become very interesting the last few years. I’m certainly not opposed to keeping him alive for a bit longer and finding out more about him.”
“I’ll be very honest with you, if I was to do more, I would like to move forward with the story and not backward. I loved what we showed [of his history] in ‘Here’s Negan,’ but now we’ve done a lot of that story. We could do a short series on how the Saviors came to be, which would be kind of interesting, but I’m more looking forward.
“We’ve shown these different sides of Negan over the past few years,” he concludes. “Now I’d like to see, after this ends, what happens to him next. I find that possibility to be a lot more interesting than going back in time.”