Garret Dillahunt posted that he was reading The Walking Dead Compendium Three, which covers the introduction of the villain Negan. This tweet is a loose connection to say he’s been cast as Negan. What we do know is showrunner Scott M. Gimple, John Carroll Lynch, and Alanna Masterson began following Dillahunt on Twitter. The following on Twitter could mean Dillahunt had conversations with the folks at AMC’s The Walking Dead, or they travel in the same circles.
If you’ve seen Dillahunt in Deadwood you know, he is capable of pulling off the character of Negan. A major character during the Negan era is Dwight.
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Dwight is a main character first introduced in Issue 98 of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead and is a member of the Saviors who has a half burnt face due to Negan, the leader of the Saviors.
Jon Hamm and Kevin Durand were rumored to be the front-runners to play Negan. Who do you want in the role?
Dillahunt’s latest Instagram post might prove that he has a role on the show. We are just not sure who.
— Garret Dillahunt (@garretdillahunt) November 2, 2015
Harley Quinn? 😇 https://t.co/1t6eq0P0Kd
— Garret Dillahunt (@garretdillahunt) November 5, 2015