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The Walking Dead casts Hilarie Burton as Negan’s wife Lucille

Hilarie Burton's role in The Walking Dead will be as a guest actor for one of the remaining six episodes of season 10.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | November 5, 2020 9:10:01 pm
Hilarie Burton, the walking dead, Hilarie Burton the walking dead, walking deadHilarie Burton, interestingly, is also the real-life wife of Morgan. (Photo: Hilarie Burton/Instagram)

AMC’s long-running post-apocalyptic zombie drama series The Walking Dead has cast actor Hilarie Burton for the role of Lucille, according to Entertainment Weekly. No, not the death-dealing baseball bat coated in barbed wire that Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) used in the show.

The casting is for Negan’s wife after whom he named the weapon. Burton, interestingly, is also the real-life wife of Morgan.

Hilarie Burton tweeted, “Been pretty hard to keep this a secret. 💕 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.”

Negan was introduced as the leader of a gang of people called Saviors in the finale of season 6. He was directly or indirectly responsible for the death of many major characters in the show. Since then, he has become a positive character.

In the comic series, Negan’s wife Lucille was suffering from cancer in the pre-apocalypse times. Her inevitable death came around the same time as the zombie apocalypse.

Hilarie Burton’s role in The Walking Dead will be as a guest actor for one of the remaining six episodes of season 10. She is known for shows like Lethal Weapon, One Tree Hill, Extant, and Council of Dads.

The Walking Dead returns next year and will wrap up after its 11th season.

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