Jeffrey Dean Morgan has officially joined the cast of Amazon Prime Video's The Boys. Morgan, who is known for his portrayal as the ruthless, formerly spiked-bat-wielding baddie Negan Smith on The Walking Dead, will be a recurring guest star on The Boys season 4 – though no word yet on whether or not his character will be more villain than anti-hero.
Before the announcement, The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke told E! News that Morgan is a "superfan of the show" so naturally the two were "talking and trying to figure out something" for season four.
"Nothing finalized yet, but he and I are chatting and e-mailing and seeing it we can make it work with his busy schedule. So, stay tuned on that," Kripke had said.
Chuffed to welcome @JDMorgan to The Boys S4. Can't confirm if he's gettin' any tights, though. pic.twitter.com/ApDpQgo0QCAugust 25, 2022
The official Twitter account for The Boys shared the announcement, saying, "Chuffed to welcome @JDMorgan to The Boys S4," alongside two stills of a smiling Morgan saying, "Give me some tights. I'm ready for some tights."
Morgan then confirmed the announcement by quoting the tweet and saying, "Can’t tell you how excited I am! Big thanks to @therealKripke and @AMCPlus & @TheBoysTV for finding a way with both schedules. No easy task. SO DAMN STOKED!!"
The actor is currently filming Isles of the Dead, a Walking Dead spinoff show that stars he and Lauren Cohan in a reprisal of their popular roles that finds the two lost in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. Looks like he'll be battling zombies *and* wearing a cape – though we'd kind of love to see Negan face off against Homelander.