Before he was cast as Negan, Morgan had a long list of credits to his name including The Watchmen movie, Supernatural and The Good Wife, among many others.
Speaking to Variety in 2016 about approaching the character, Morgan said: “I think what was important is that this character was charismatic.
“People are like “he’s this psychotic guy,” I never looked at him like that.
“I think there’s a lot of similarities between him and Rick. If we were following Negan’s story from day one on “The Walking Dead,” the audience would be rooting for him.
“It’s a very parallel storyline, it’s just now I’m going to butt heads with Rick and his group and he’s gonna have to deal with me and the Saviors.”