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This will be Lucille’s first appearance on the television series. The character actually died early into the apocalypse from pancreatic cancer, an event which sets Negan onto the dark path towards forming the Saviors. Negan talks about his wife a couple of times throughout the series to characters like Father Gabriel, Anne/Jadis, and Alpha.
He regretfully admits that their relationship was in shambles before the apocalypse. He also says he was unable to put Lucille down after she became a walker and she later became the inspiration for his infamous barbed wire baseball bat named Lucille. Now, TV series fans will get the backstory of Negan and Lucille. (The person and maybe the bat, too.)
Many comic fans met Lucille through
The world goes downhill quickly and Lucille ends up dying (and being put down) as Negan sets off with a young boy.
Or, perhaps he will strike out on a solo adventure to put some long-standing unfinished business to rest. It wouldn’t make sense for him to go searching for his Lucille’s body so many years into the apocalypse. But maybe he will want to go back to his hometown to get some form of closure.
Been pretty hard to keep this a secret. 💕— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) November 3, 2020
But I love working with @JDMorgan . I love watching him become #Negan and take on that swagger. And I love the @TheWalkingDead family. They’ve been a part of our family for ages and I’m so grateful for their kindness. Xoxo #hereslucille https://t.co/9tRh7NB8WY
Perhaps he will bury Lucille (the bat) physically and reflect on his past as he emotionally buries his wife, too. This story also sets up a chance for Dwight to show up if
It’s not certain how this Negan backstory will advance the overall storyline (if it does at all) but the chance to go back in time and see Lucille on the TV screen for the first time is exciting news.