Press: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Probably) Won’t Return for ‘Supernatural’ Final Season

One of Supernatural’s executive producers has weighed in on why fans probably won’t see Jeffrey Dean Morgan return as John Winchester for the show’s finale.

At the annual Television Critics Association press tour this weekend, executive producer Eugenie Ross-Leming explained Morgan’s cameo last season was too perfect of a send-off.

In Supernatural’s 300th episode “Lebanon,” John Winchester was pulled out of the past and brought to Sam and Dean’s present — where his wife and their mother, Mary, was also still alive. While everyone hoped the reunion would be permanent, John ultimately had to be brought back to his time before things changed for the worse. What followed was an emotional final dinner with the family, who hadn’t all been together since Sam was a baby. As Ross-Leming said, it’s a tough act to follow.

The upcoming 15th season of Supernatural will be its last, so fans are holding out for a number of returning faces. As with John’s return, Season 14 already featured a number of cameos from fan favorites, likely designed to put a button on the characters as the show heads towards the end. Of course, there’s always the possibility of Supernatural spinoffs, which could give certain characters another chance to shine.

Returning Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW for its final season, Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins and Alexander Calvert.

Source: CBR

Gallery: “The Walking Dead” and “Ride with Norman Reedus” Updates

Hey guys! I’ve updated the gallery with screencaps and some episode stills from the last few episodes of The Walking Dead and the season premiere episode Jeffrey was on Ride with Norman Reedus. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Gallery: “Supernatural” 14×13 Lebanon

Gallery: “Supernatural” 14×13 Lebanon

Hey guys! I’ve updated the gallery with stills and captures from the 300th episode of Supernatural that Jeffrey was in. I’ll be getting scans from the EW magazine issue up sometime tomorrow. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Press: Jeffrey Wants Negan vs. The Whisperers

The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan admits he’ll be “very disappointed” if Negan doesn’t cross paths with the Whisperers.

“Look, that one that we’re talking about, that you brought up, I would like very much to make come true,” Morgan told Screen Rant in the fall during a Walking Dead set visit when asked about Negan’s shared scenes with the Whisperers.

“I love all the stuff with Beta and, as you know, we’ve added a couple amazing characters to this cast. I hope to god that Negan makes it to those scenes and that we decide that that’s not going to be a part of the comic we don’t do, y’know? There’s been that. I’ve looked forward to some storylines and then they haven’t come to pass.”

In the comics, Negan bands with the territorial Whisperers after being freed from the Alexandrian prison. The foul-mouthed Negan quickly clashes with Whisperer second-in-command Beta but comes to respect leader Alpha, despite openly disagreeing with their barbaric way of life.

Negan later betrays the Whisperers to earn the trust of Rick Grimes as part of his growing rehabilitation, and is recruited to the front lines in the Whisperer war. It’s there Negan emerges as Beta’s chief rival before going on to win his freedom — and a new start.

“I hope that those happen because as a fan of the comic I think they were very important moments. And as a fan of this character, I think they’re very important for the Negan storyline,” Morgan said.

“If Negan’s storyline is just what we’ve seen so far, I’d be very disappointed because I think there’s so much more to this character.”

Morgan admitted last year he’ll be “forever disappointed” the Carl-Negan dynamic couldn’t play out as it did in the books following the Season Eight death of Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs). He’s since established a comparable relationship with Carl’s half-sister Judith (Cailey Fleming).

Sunday’s mid-season premiere revealed Alpha, portrayed by Samantha Morton, and daughter Lydia (Cassady McClincy). Beta will debut in the coming episodes, played by Morgan’s friend and former Sons of Anarchy star Ryan Hurst.

The Walking Dead Season Nine premieres new episodes Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.

Source: Comicbook.com

Gallery: “The Walking Dead” 9×09 Stills & Captures

Gallery: “The Walking Dead” 9×09 Stills & Captures

Hey guys! I’ve updated the gallery with stills and captures from last night’s episode. Hope you enjoy!

Press: Jeffrey Dean Morgan returning to Supernatural for 300th episode

It’s finally happening … Jeffrey Dean Morgan is making his way back to Supernatural!

Thus far, not much has been shared about Supernatural’s upcoming 300th episode, which is currently in production in Vancouver, but seeing as how the show loves to go big with its milestones — “Fan Fiction,” anyone? — it shouldn’t be too shocking that it’s pulling out all the stops for the hour. But John Winchester?! That’s the return fans have waited years to see.

To be exact, fans have waited more than 11 years, seeing as how John Winchester last appeared in the season two finale, “All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2,” when he escaped through the open gate to Hell and helped his boys kill Yellow Eyes. Of course, that was after John’s death, which occurred in the season two opener, “In My Time of Dying” when John sacrificed himself to save Dean. Needless to say, there’s a lot Sam and Dean probably never got to say to their dad before he died. And now, they’ll finally have the chance.

Co-showrunner Andrew Dabb said in a statement: “We’re incredibly excited to have Jeffrey back for this milestone episode, and think fans will love what we have planned for his character… and a few other surprise guest stars.

There are no details yet on how John will return or what it could mean for his boys, but we do know that Supernatural’s 300th episode, titled “Lebanon,” will air Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

Source: EW

Press: Jeffrey Reveals Why He Stopped Reading ‘The Walking Dead’ Comics

As fans of comic books, all of us have a favorite title or story arc we want to see adapted to live-action. The problem with that, however, is that comic book plots don’t necessarily translate well on-screen. Because of that, actors might choose not to read the comics their characters are featured in.

That’s especially the case with The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who hasn’t read an issue of The Walking Dead since his character’s introduction dozens of issues ago.

“I stopped reading after introduction. Wanted to form my own reactions,” Morgan tweeted to an inquiring fan. “And also not fall in love with comic storylines and then not follow.”

Morgan then went on the admit he owns all of the issues of The Walking Dead, which his son reads.

“I own them all. Gus reads,” he reflected. “I will look at particular scenes if we film…but I’m saving them for when Negan is no more. Or show ends…ha!”

Morgan plays Negan on AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse show, a character who debuted in Image Comics’ The Walking Dead #100 (2012) as created by TWD creators Robert Kirkman and Charle Adlard. Negan made his live-action debut in “Last Day on Earth,” the highly-anticipated finale of season six.

Although Negan has been imprisoned for the duration of season nine, the character escaped in the midseason finale. According to The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang, she’s excited to see where Negan goes next.

“I am excited for fans to watch and see what happens, because I think Negan is a complicated character and we’ve seen that he’s a guy who will bash in people’s heads to make a point,” Kang told Comicbook.com. “We’ve also seen that he was at the lowest of the low point earlier in the season, was suicidal. We’ve also seen that he has a particular relationship with Judith Grimes that seems like pretty friendly and nice. And so, all of these things are kind of churning within Negan, and that’s part of his story going forward. So I think that there’s some interesting twists and turns to be had with Negan one way or the other.”

Source: Comicbook.com

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