Before he became Negan on “The Walking Dead,” Jeffrey Dean Morgan played the role of John Winchester on “Supernatural,“ the father to main characters Sam and Dean. The actor’s run on the show began with the pilot back in 2005 and continued through the Season 2 finale in 2007; John was killed off, and JDM hasn’t appeared on the show since ’07.
During a Twitter Q&A last month, JDM expressed that he’d be up for a return if the story was right, and Deadline reports tonight that he is indeed coming back to the show next year!
“Morgan will appear in the episode titled “Lebanon” that will air Thursday, February 7 at 8 PM.”
“Lebanon” will be the series’ landmark 300th episode.
“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,” said executive producer Andrew Dabb.