Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan has revealed he'd love to star in a Negan spinoff that goes more in depth into his fan-favorite villain, especially before the zombie apocalypse began on AMC's The Walking Dead.
As is customary on the show, we've seen hints and snippets of who Negan was before this outbreak through flashbacks, but as per the information he disclosed to Father Gabriel and Jadis, he simply can't be trusted, considering he's a master manipulator.
“I would like to see Negan before the zombie apocalypse,” Morgan told Fandom. "... [Walking Dead creator] Robert Kirkman has done a little bit of thought on the Negan pre-zombie apocalypse, and I would be more than happy to see that. I would like to take part in some filming of that. I think that would help explain this character a great deal."
The actor, who also appeared in the DCEU as Thomas Wayne, added, "Because, unfortunately, the way things go with so many characters and storylines, we don’t see enough — and I think that that is needed, especially when you have a character like Negan.”
Now, this arc could simply be inserted into the current main series, but given that Fear The Walking Dead got a spinoff, Morgan may be on to something. Thus far, he's hinted that he's a vulnerable character with slim potential for good, as seen with his exchanges with Carl prior to his death, and also when Rick Grimes sold him a dream of peace.
This was just before Rick slit his throat though, but with Negan now set to become a prisoner of Alexandria, he will have a lot of time to contemplate who he was before, and who he intends to be, now that Rick has freed the Saviors from his control.
The Walking Dead concluded its eighth season last week and Fear the Walking Dead returned for its fourth season; the sister series will continue to air Sunday nights on AMC.