Exciting news, WALKING DEAD fans: According to Facebook fan page The Spoiling Dead Fans, the series is casting for a character code named “Orin,” that may be the next major villain heading the group’s way: Negan.
“30s to mid 40s. A physically imposing, charismatic, brutal, smart, ferocious, frightening, hilarious, inappropriate, oddly friendly, fun loving sociopath that is both a leader of men and a killer of men. He has both a practical and emotional intelligence, he’s a brilliant strategist, he’s pure, dangerous, murderous, often gleeful id, that still has both discipline and a code. And he has a temper that can vaporize people. He’s truly one of the strongest personalities ever…”
In the comics, Negan is the leader of a group called The Saviors, who rule by fear and demand supplies and rations in exchange for killing walkers outside of Hilltop. He viciously murders Glenn with Lucille, a baseball bat covered in barbed wire and his weapon of choice, in retaliation for the Saviors Rick had murdered. He later ends up taking an interest in Carl – kind of like a potential protege. It will be interesting to see who Negan is portrayed by in the series and how they handle his character, especially given the fact that he loves to swear. Really harshly.