Garret Dillahunt Lobbying For The Role Negan On ‘The Walking Dead’

Actor Garret Dillahunt is a big fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead and is lobbying for the role of the Negan on the show, according to his Twitter account. Dillahunt first started leaving hints about his interest in the series on November 2, and as speculation grew the actor added fuel to the fire with a picture of himself in the woods covered in blood and commented on a photo of the infamous Lucille. Then as more and more news outlets and rumor website picked up the story, Dillahunt put out a statement that he didn’t have the role of Negan but wants it.

The character Negan is rumored to make an appearance at the end of season six.

Jon Hamm and Kevin Durand’s names have been linked to the casting as well.

Negan first appeared in issue 100 of ‘The Walking Dead.’ He is the leader of a group of over 50 survivors in Washington, DC called the Saviors, who subjugate other communities in the area for resources in return for their protection against zombies. The character’s appearance in the comics is based on Henry Rollins, according to series artist Charlie Adlard and Negan’s excessive use of profanity was worked in by Kirkman’s own vernacular and derived from other people he knew.

Dillahunt has proved with his characters in Justified and Deadwood that he can bring the pure evil needed for the role of Negan.

Who do you want to see cast as Negan?

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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