"Walking Dead" EP Calls Negan 'One of the Greatest Villains Ever Created in TV'

Mon, February 29th, 2016 at 4:20pm PST

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan will play Negan in the back half of season six.

Negan's highly anticipated arrival on "The Walking Dead" is just around the corner, and executive producer David Alpert continued to stoke the fire in his description of the character during an interview with IGN. Alpert explained the "barbaric logic" behind Negan's actions, what separates him from the show's other villains and more.

"Negan is one of the greatest villains ever created in TV," Alpert shared. "It's the greatest comic book villain I've ever read. He's amazing, he's terrifying, he's funny, he's charming, and the reason why I think he's so terrifying is he makes a certain amount of sense. Even though he does horrible, horrible horrific things, there's a certain logic -- a barbaric logic, but a logic -- to it. I think it's not just the horrible things he does, it's the appeal of that logic. It takes a little while to wrap your head around it."

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"This guy's built something," he continued. "He's built something huge, and it's really impressive what he's been able to build. He's done something way beyond what the Governor has done, and he's not hiding behind the niceties the way the Governor was. He's not pretending to be something that he's not. He's a fully self-actualized human, it's just not necessarily in a good way. You need to have that build up, you need to have his minions out there talking about him so you understand how impressive and how large what's Negan's built is."

Based on the Image Comics series of the same name and created by Robert Kirkman, "The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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