I’ve added high quality episode stills, and episode screen caps from this week’s episode as well as some screencaps from interviews during Talking Dead and a couple episode stills from next week’s episode. Hope y’all enjoy!
There has been a lot of attention on what Negan’s introduction means for the folks of Alexandria in season 7 of The Walking Dead, which premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AMC. But what is Negan’s relationship like with his own group, the Saviors?
That’s not a rhetorical question. It’s one we actually asked the guy who plays Negan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. And he was kind enough to answer, because that’s how these type of things tend to work — we ask a question, and then the person answers. “Yeah, it’s an odd relationship he has with the Saviors,” says Morgan. “Because a lot of them, I think, follow him purely out fear. I think that Negan has kept these people alive, certainly.”
Morgan says he has been leaning on some source material to help inform his character and why his own forces now fear him. “[Creator Robert Kirkman] just wrote kind of a preamble on Negan’s pre-apocalyptic life,” the actor says. “And he sent me like 48 pages that are sent out with the other comics, so you get to see a little bit. It was very interesting to see how Negan became Negan.”
I’ve added high quality episode stills, behind the scenes photos and episode screen caps from last night’s episode. There are spoilers in a few of the screencaps, so if you for some reason haven’t watched the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, please do not check out the gallery until you do!