'The Walking Dead' continued this week with the second episode of its eighth season, and the show quickly rolling towards bringing the beloved comic book story arc 'All Out War' to the small screen. Whilst legions of viewers are leaving the show behind, that hasn't stopped it from being the most-watched scripted television series of the modern day, and it would take some time for it to ever lose that position.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan seems to relish his role as Negan in 'The Walking Dead'Jeffrey Dean Morgan seems to relish his role as Negan in 'The Walking Dead'

One of the show's leading characters in its current storyline is Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. As the most villainous character Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow group of survivors have ever faced, he's somebody that's going to take a lot of preparation if he's to ever be taken down. Though we know him as purely evil and psychotic, what we don't know as viewers of the TV series is why the character is like this.

Fortunately, it looks like this is something that will be explored moving forward, if Morgan's recent words are anything to go by.

Speaking at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, the actor revealed of his character's future: "There is a lot of Negan’s backstory out there. We haven’t filmed any of that, but there are conversations with a few characters where we’ll find out a little more about him. We’ll have some quieter moments this year, some one-on-one interactions where you’ll learn more about where he’s from. Even if you hate Negan, you’re gonna start to understand how he became the man that he is and why he does the things that he does."

No full flashback scenes are confirmed by Morgan here, but it is interesting to note that we'll be finding out a little bit more about what makes him tick and why. Comic book fans will know that he once had a wife named Lucille - now the name of his trusty barbed wire baseball bat - so bringing her to proceedings at some point seems like a matter of time, rather than whether or not she'll ever appear.

It's going to be very interesting to see how viewers respond to this year's season. Hopefully, the reaction will be something similar to that comic book readers gave when 'All Out War' debuted on those pages, but with this fandom, and of course with those working behind the cameras, nothing is ever set in stone. If too much is changed, fan rebellion wouldn't be a major shock.

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'The Walking Dead' season 8 continues Sundays in the US on AMC and Mondays in the UK on FOX.