The Strolling Lifeless hasn’t fairly put Fear The Walking Dead to sleep but, however the franchise has already launched its first new spinoff, The Strolling Lifeless: Lifeless Metropolis. Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan reprise their roles on this sequence, by which they (unwisely) journey into Manhattan to seize Maggie and Glenn’s son, Hershel. General, this season is a thrilling throwback, and within the premiere, we hear concerning the new “huge dangerous,” often known as The Croat. Who’s he?
Nicely, we don’t know all the things but, clearly, since that is solely the sequence premiere (“Previous Acquaintances”), and heck, I’m merely completely happy that the sequence hasn’t determined to ship Maggie and Negan like a sure group of surely-joking viewers. As a substitute, they’re transferring straight into battle with The Croat, who’s portrayed by Željko Ivanel, seen beneath on the left.
As Maggie pertains to Negan, she realized about The Croat when he descended upon her latest encampment, which is principally stuffed with the Hilltop folks however in a special location. He’s an previous member of Negan’s crew, which Maggie quickly found out because of how she met Negan throughout Glenn’s death scene. The Croat made this affiliation recognized by letting free Negan’s previous Savior whistle.
The look on Negan’s face when he hears this whistle? A mix of disgrace and remorse: “Oh. That Croat.”
Because it seems, The Croat was a Negan understudy of types. “Let’s simply say that there have been quite a lot of psychos in my crew again then,” the semi-reformed villain declared. “However he all the time stood out as being an exceptionally insane son of a bitch.” And right here’s what Morgan beforehand told EW:
The Croat is an unwelcome blast from Negan’s previous. “He’s an underling of Negan’s from again within the day” reveals Morgan, “However he has taken the evil to locations the place not even Negan in his heyday has gone … Negan has born this monster in Željko’s character.”
Maggie lets Negan (who can be being sought by the Marshals as nicely) know that he has little alternative however to assist her discover Hershel. On the finish of the episode, we be taught — when The Croat comes into view whereas threatening the imprisoned Hershel — that The Croat in all probability kidnapped Hershel to get to Negan.
“Did you ever meet the person who killed your father?” The Croat asks Hershel. “He lived amongst your mom’s folks for years. Negan. What are you aware about him?” And he looks like a real sadistic bastard, as we see when he seemingly lets one other prisoner imagine that he’s escaping, solely to ship him crashing from the highest of a skyscraper into the walker-filled depths of the town. Absolutely, we’ll quickly discover out extra about what The Croat actually needs.
AMC’s Concern The Strolling Lifeless airs on Sunday nights.