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The Walking Dead’s new trailer: Negan’s coming

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There are spoilers here for The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead finished the first half of its sixth season on Sunday, but the show is already bringing its next Big Bad into focus. AMC has released a teaser for the second half of the season that features Daryl (Norman Reedus), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) driving and encountering an ominous biker gang. And those bikers are armed. With no other way out — the bikers would probably chase them if they turned around — they get out of the vehicle.

"Your property now belongs to Negan," one of the bikers says.

Negan, who will be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who's currently guest-starring on The Good Wife as private investigator Jason Crouse), is one of the comic book's iconic villains. He leads a group of survivors called the Saviors, wields a barbed baseball bat named "Lucille," and plays a pivotal and cataclysmic role in Glenn's story arc. We don't even see him in this preview, but we know he's there, and we know he'll be haunting the second half of season six.

The Walking Dead returns on February 14, 2016.

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