5:45pm PT by THR Staff
'Walking Dead' Finale: Read Hollywood Reporter's Live Blog
[Warning: The following will contain spoilers from the season six finale of AMC's The Walking Dead and the comic book series it is based on.]
Negan's arrival has come.
AMC's The Walking Dead wraps up its sixth season Sunday with a supersized 90-minute finale in which the dreaded comic book villain (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will make his debut.
Rumors have been swirling all season long about the leader of the Saviors and whether or not the AMC zombie drama would follow the shocking events of Robert Kirkman's comic book series. Negan makes his debut in the landmark 100th issue of the comics, which serve as the inspiration for the zombie drama.
The issue includes one of, if not the most surprising moment thus far in the comics series when Negan, looking to make an impression, whips out his barbed-wire-covered baseball bat Lucille and lines up the survivors. "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe," he says as he points Lucille one by one at everyone on their knees. He ultimately lands on Glenn and — as has been suggested on the AMC drama — beats him to death with Lucille.
While it's unclear whether the AMC series will follow the comics, Kirkman told THR that it's going to be a "painful summer" for Walking Dead fans.
The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Tim Goodman and TV news editor Lesley Goldberg, who also covers the show, will live-blog the season finale as it airs on the East Coast from 6 p.m. PT to 7:33 p.m. PT. Follow our live blog below, and visit THR.com/WalkingDead for complete coverage before and after the finale.