The first photo has been released from the upcoming seventh season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a shot that looks essentially like the final moments of last season’s finale with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan character holding his bat ‘Lucille’ which will be used to kill one of the main cast members.
Executive producer Greg Nicotero confirms to EW that we will learn the identity of Negan’s first victim in the season premiere and they won’t try and hide who it is: “Yes, who was at the receiving end of Negan’s bat will be revealed in the first episode.” He also spoke about the character and says plenty more long rants like he gave in the sixth season finale are on the way:
“Negan is that kind of guy. He’s the kind of guy who imagines himself on stage at a high school production and he loves every second of it. So, I don’t really see a lot of quiet contemplative moments with Negan. I feel like with Negan it’s really going to be about him gesticulating and him sort of relishing in the sound of his own voice while he commands the stage in front of whoever’s alive.”
“The Walking Dead” returns to screens in October.