Wait, Is The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan Actually Joining The Boys For Season 3?

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There will certainly be lots of new things to ponder when The Boys finally returns to Amazon for Season 2 on September 4. Will Stormfront be yet another hero who's really a villain? What lengths will Mr. Edgar go to so that Vought can keep the manufactured hero train rolling? How many people will Homelander kill this time around? Will The Boys ever get a solid win? But, if you've been paying attention to potential news about the darkly comic superhero series, something that you'll also be thinking about is whether or not we could actually see Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Season 3.

Fans will likely remember that The Walking Dead star tweeted his support for the show earlier this year, and added that he'd like to "play with that gang anytime." Of course, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and The Boys' creator and executive producer, Eric Kripke, worked together many moons ago on a little show called Supernatural, so they know each other well, and have clearly kept in touch since Morgan's original short-lived run as John Winchester ended way back in Season 2. Kripke responded enthusiastically to Morgan's tweet, noting that he's more than willing to write a part in Season 3 for his old friend, and now it looks like we're even closer to seeing it happen.

Eric Kripke spoke to Collider recently, and when asked if he was actually taking all of that Twitter talk about getting Jeffrey Dean Morgan onto the the show in Season 3 seriously, said:

I absolutely have. There’s one role we’re already talking about. He has to, uh, we have to like coordinate. Because you know, he’s on The Walking Dead, so he has another home. But we already talked about one role, and there might be a potential other that we’re talking about. But we are, just this past week we were literally texting back and forth about trying to figure out how to get him on the show. I don’t think it’s a done deal yet, but the will is there, and we’re both talking about it.

I mean, there's now way that fans of The Boys won't see this news as awesome, correct? Jeffrey Dean Morgan has proven himself to be very capable at playing characters who are either of the trash goblin or decent human sort, so he could literally do anything on this wonderfully fucked up show which Eric Kripke could dream of.

As Kripke mentioned, Morgan does has prior commitments to The Walking Dead which would have to be scheduled around, but these two sound as though they're definitely serious about coming back together professionally. Luckily, it seems as though the two potential characters which Kripke has in mind for Morgan work out for what he'd like to do on the show. But, the big question for fans would be just who he could possibly join the show as in Season 3.

Even if you've read the long-running comic series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson on which The Boys is based, there's no guarantee that a character you've been hoping to see will show up in Season 3. And, overall, it's hard to exactly pinpoint any new characters for that season, seeing as how we haven't even had more than a couple of teasers for Season 2 just yet.

Luckily, we don't have long to wait until Season 2 of The Boys is ready for our eager eyeballs, and it promises to be one filled with just as much sex, violence and unexpected off-color humor as the first season, so we should be in for quite the wicked superhero treat.

Season 2 of The Boys hits Amazon on September 4, but in the meantime, you can see what else to watch by checking out our 2020 Netflix guide and looking into what else is coming to TV this summer!

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

Yennefer's apprentice, Gilmore Girl; will Vulcan nerve pinch pretty much anyone if prompted with cheese...Yes, even Jamie Fraser.