7:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Walking Dead' Finale Teasers: Is Negan on Morgan's Trail?
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from The Walking Dead comic book series.]
Daryl Dixon's fate is unclear. Glenn, Michonne and Rosita (as well as Daryl, if he's alive) are all being held by Dwight and the Saviors. And Negan hasn't even arrived. It's safe to say that things for The Walking Dead survivors couldn’t get much worse. (Oh yeah: Carol and Morgan are both outside the walls, too.)
The AMC zombie drama has teed up next week's 90-minute season finale — titled "Last Day on Earth" — and a new teaser for the April 3 season finale offers a glimpse at what to expect. A second clip offers an even closer look at Negan — and Lucille. Watch both, below.
The promo shows Morgan continuing his one-man search for Carol. He finds a horse and, spoiler alert, possibly some trouble hot on his heels. While we don't see the troublemaker's face, he's got black boots and is sporting black pants — which could hint that it's Jeffrey Dean Morgan's long-awaited Negan.
Fans of both the AMC drama and Robert Kirkman's comic book series are on edge. Rumors are swirling about Steven Yeun's future with the zombie drama after the series has put Glenn's back up against the wall far too many times to count. Insiders also tell THR that Yeun signed a one-year deal that covers only season six.
While the drama also may have offered a massive Easter egg about the way in which Glenn dies in the comics back in the season five premiere, showrunner Scott M. Gimple tends to take a "remix" approach to the source material and it's unclear if he'll take a scene-for-scene take on Negan's deadly entrance.
"I feel a great deal of pressure, but it's pressure from myself because I remember reading it," Gimple told THR of the 100th issue of the comics. "It's some of Robert's best writing ever and I would not be too proud of myself if I chumped it."
The landmark issue saw Negan's group surprise Rick, Michonne, Carl, Glenn, Maggie, Sophia and Heath on their way to the Hilltop as the Saviors planned their attack on Alexandria. It serves as the first encounter between Rick and Negan after multiple run-ins between the two communities — including Eugene's privates-biting moment with Dwight.
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.
Click here for what to expect from Negan and here to see what Norman Reedus had to say about Daryl's fate from the penultimate episode of season six.