Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as Negan for AMC's The Walking Dead.
Contrary to Gerret Dillahunt being speculated for the role, THR reports following an extensive casting search, AMC's The Walking Dead has found its next major villain in the form of Jeffrey Dean Morgan who will arrive in the Season 6 finale and then go on to be a series regular in Season 7.
In The Walking Dead comic book, Negan is the violent leader of a group known as The Saviors who use force and intimidation to subjugate other communities, which includes Alexandria.
The report mentions Timothy Olyphant, Matt Dillon and Garret Dillahunt were up for the role of Negan, which went through the casting process under the name of "Orin."
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is known for roles in Watchmen and plays Thomas Wayne in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC.