‘Supernatural’ exec still hopeful for Jeffrey Dean Morgan return, whether it be season 12 or down the road
Times certainly have changed for Jeffrey Dean Morgan since he first played the role of John Winchester on “Supernatural.” While he was always a respected character actor when he first signed on for the part, his fame recently skyrocketed thanks to being Negan on “The Walking Dead.” Even before that, he was certainly generating a good deal of attention from playing Jason Crouse on the final season on “The Good Wife.” Negan’s easily the darkest character we’ve seen him take on, as over the years we saw him portray a number of people we’d actually want to hang out with — John included.
While it certainly does not seem as though we’re going to be seeing Morgan in the near future (having a super-busy schedule on “The Walking Dead” likely all but assures that), executive producer Andrew Dabb does note to TVLine that there is an absolute interest still in revisiting this character at some point:
“I don’t really worry about that because by the time he comes back, I’m sure [Supernatural] will have been on for 20 seasons at that point, and The Walking Dead will be long over … Jeffrey’s an amazing actor… He plays such a great bad guy. But at the same time… if you give him really good material, he can go back to being someone we know and love and someone we can empathize with.
“I have full faith in him as an actor, and I’m excited to see [him return as John] if it ever comes to pass.”
We do think that this could hypothetically happen at one point, and it all depends on finding the right time for it either when the zombie drama is voer or when he has a hole in his schedule. Interestingly, if Morgan was to return, now would probably be the right in order for that to happen given the sole fact that he is not filming “The Walking Dead” at the moment.
The winter finale of “Supernatural” is airing on Thursday, and it should focus even more on “Lucifer” and his attempts to try and take some of his “skills” to Washington DC. For a little bit more news regarding that, just be sure to head over to this link. (Photo: The CW.)
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