Premieres October 23 on AMC.
Negan’s going to be extra cocky now.
The Walking Dead has promoted the bat-wielding baddie’s portrayer, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, to a full-fledged series regular ahead of Season 7, TVLine has confirmed. The AMC smash has also upped Tom Payne (Team Rick’s Jesus), Austin Amelio (Team Savior’s Dwight) and Xander Berkeley (Team Hilltop’s Gregory) to the regular ranks. All four joined the show in Season 6 as recurring guest stars.
The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news of the quartet’s status change, notes that The Walking Dead will now enter Season 7 with a record 20 series regulars, although that number will quickly drop down to 19 once Negan’s victim is identified.
Awww! ‘The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus are having a good laugh at Andrew Lincoln’s expense. You have to see this priceless pic of them mocking how Sheriff Rick cleaned up to be an elegant British magazine cover model!
See, The Walking Dead ‘s Negan isn’t totally evil after all! New super villain Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 50, and pal Norman Reedus, 47, can’t contain their hilarity over their co-star Andrew Lincoln‘s latest magazine cover. The 42-year-old Englishman looks like an ever so dapper gentleman on the cover of British men’s fashion Bible The Rake and the guys just can’t help but burst into laughter over the total 180 from his Rick Grimes character.