‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 SPOILERS: Xander Berkeley’s Role Revealed; Glenn & Maggie In Trouble?

By Brandon Katz Jan 04, 2016 03:07 PM EST
Xander Berkeley
Xander Berkeley's role in "The Walking Dead" has been revealed.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for "The Walking Dead."

Many speculated that "24" alum Xander Berkeley would be playing iconic comic book villain Negan on AMC's "The Walking Dead" following his casting in late 2015. But fans were left scratching their heads when it was announced that that role was actually going to Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Thankfully, we are finally getting some much needed clarity.

TVLine reports that Berkeley's character on "The Walking Dead" will be Gregory. In the comics, Gregory was the leader of the Hilltop Colony who delivered fan-favorite characters to Negan. TVLine describes him as "a coward to the core" who will tick off fellow comic book character Paul "Jesus" Monroe during the upcoming season.

Berkeley nabbed the part in September when the character was still nameless. At the time, his role was described as "relishing the superiority that comes with being in control, but he plays it off with a car salesman-type charm." His character was also described as someone whose sole concern is self-preservation, which is why he hands Glenn and Maggie over to Negan. In the comics, this leads to Glenn's brutal murder. Unfortunately, viewers may need to start bracing themselves for a similar storyline to play out on screen.

Gregory will make his "Walking Dead" debut during the second half of this season before being bumped to a series regular for season seven.

"The Walking Dead" will return to AMC on Feb. 14.

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