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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

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 Dean Morgan to Star in Drama ‘Postcard Killings’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, star of AMC’s series “The Walking Dead,” and Connie Nielsen have signed on for the Janusz Kaminski-directed thriller “The Postcard Killings.”

The two will co-star in the film adapted from James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s bestseller. The film follows a New York detective (Morgan) whose life is thrown into turmoil when he learns that his daughter and son-in-law have been brutally murdered in London. As he digs into the case, similar crimes are reported across Europe with each killing accompanied by a postcard sent to a local journalist.

Nielsen will play the detective’s ex-wife, who turns her grief back home into action when she becomes an active part of the hunt for her daughter’s killer. Jamie Blackley (“Irrational Man”) is attached to play a young American who gets caught up as the horror unfolds.

Good Films Collective is producing and financing the project, which is slated to begin filming in early 2019. Good Films and Lionsgate are launching sales at the American Film Market, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif.

Kaminski has worked with Steven Spielberg as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993, when he won the Academy Award for best cinematography for his work on “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.” He’s also directed the horror film “Lost Souls” and the television series “The Event” and “The Divide.”

Good Films Collective recently completed “City of Lies,” starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. Previously, Good Films financed and produced Brad Furman’s “The Infiltrator,” starring Bryan Cranston. Morgan is repped by UTA. Nielsen is repped by UTA and the Artists Partnership. Kaminski is repped by ICM.

Source: Variety

Press: ‘The Walking Dead’: 5 Things We’d Like to See After the Season 8 Premiere

TV Insider – So the All Out War is officially underway, fans of The Walking Dead.

 

We now know that Rick and the gang made themselves a pretty fine and explosive plan that stretched all the way from Alexandria to the Sanctuary (we’re not sure how far that actually is, but oh well).

 

We know that Negan is in a pickle, trapped in a trailer with Father Gabriel and surrounded by a herd of walkers the likes of which we haven’t seen since Atlanta was still a thing. And with the Sanctuary swiss-cheesed by the “Piss Patrol” assault, his numbers might be endangered, too.

 

With so many questions unanswered—Where’s Jadis? What happened to the lady village Tara found a while back? Who’s in those graves? Who’s gas station man? Why’s Rick limping? Why Weird Al? What happens next?—here’s our off-the-cuff wish list as the new season unfolds.

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Press: “The Walking Dead” Former cast members return to celebrate episode 100

EW – All 20 The Walking Dead cast members and executive producers took the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a two-hour live Talking Dead that followed the season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead, which also happened to be the 100th episode of the AMC zombie drama. But they weren’t the only ones on the stage.

 

Host Chris Hardwick also brought out several former cast members who characters were killed off along the way. Sonequa Martin-Green (who played Sasha), Emily Kinney (Beth), Scott Wilson (Hershel), Iron-E Singleton (T-Dog), and Michael Rooker (Merle) were surprise guests at the soiree, while Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) sent in video messages.

 

 

We have this exclusive photo of the whole gang together on stage from the event, along with some nifty episode 100 balloons. Enjoy the group shot and then make sure to check out our episode Q&As with star Andrew Lincoln, showrunner Scott M. Gimple, and director Greg Nicotero.

Press: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Plan Character Crossover Next Year

VARIETY – The worlds of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” will collide at some point next year.

 

A character from one show will crossover to the other series — that’s what “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman told fans Saturday night at the “Walking Dead” panel held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden as part of New York Comic-Con.

 

“Fear” launched in 2015 as a prequel to “Walking Dead.” The “Fear” storyline follows two families at the outset of the zombie apocalypse. “Walking Dead,” which bowed in 2010, follows the struggles of survivors trying not to become “walkers” long after the country has been overrun by the undead.

 

Kirkman would not offer any other details other to say that one character will hop shows next year.

 

“More news coming in the following months,” Kirkman said after teasing the plan for the “one character that I will not name.”

 

“Walking Dead” is set to begin its eighth season on Oct. 22. “Fear the Walking Dead” will wrap its third season on Oct. 15. The buzz about the convergence of worlds could help boost fan interest in Season 4 of “Fear,” which has seen a big drop in viewership since its first season.

Press: The Walking Dead cast on season 8: Rick’s got ‘his strut back’

EW – “This is the weirdest Walking Dead panel I’ve ever been a part of,” Jeffrey Dean Morgan remarked to the crowd gathered at New York Comic Con on Saturday.

 

He was responding specifically to all the fans referencing his old character on Grey’s Anatomy, but the Theater at Madison Square also heard talk of shipping Jesus (Tom Payne) and Daryl (Norman Reedus), another fan interrupting Austin Amelio to shout his disdain for Dwight, talk of a crossover with Fear the Walking Dead, and host Chris Hardwick turning #SexyA—hole into his new hashtag, thanks to a brutally misquoted audience shoutout. But, as evidenced by the cheers drowning out some of the chatter on stage and footage shown on screen, the fans are ready for season 8 and the cast thinks they have something worthwhile.

 

The Walking Dead took a turn for the worse in terms of Rick’s reality on the show, in terms of critical reception, and in terms of ratings. But heading into the season 8 premiere, which marks the AMC drama’s 100th episode, Andrew Lincoln feels the show is more like what it was in the beginning.

 

“Season 7 sucked for Rick Grimes, but season 8, he’s definitely getting his strut back,” the actor told the roaring crowd. “We’ve got the gang back together, I’m working with a few of my special buddies,” he teased before adding, “It’s reminiscent of seasons 1-4.” Then he offered another oddball moment of the night by doing his best Napoleon Dynamite dance for the crowd.

 

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