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‘Supernatural’ Hit A Home Run With This Unexpected ‘The Walking Dead’ Crossover

Despite declining ratings, The Walking Dead will run at least 10 seasons, and probably many more. That’s a rare achievement for any drama, especially a drama about zombies, and it’s already the longest-running show in AMC history. But there are also only 16 episodes of The Walking Dead per season, compared to the 22-23 episodes network shows churn out every season. For instance, the season seven finale of The Walking Dead, which airs in April, will be the show’s 99th episode — another long-running genre show, The CW’s Supernatural, which is now in its 12th season (!), hit #99 in season five.

Besides longevity, albeit longevity as defined by network vs. cable, The Walking Dead and Supernatural have something else in common: Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The actor plays villainous Negan on the former, and the father of Sam and Dean Winchester, John, on the latter. But the streams crossed (over) during Thursday’s episode of Supernatural, “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell,” when Dean walked into frame caring a familiar, blood-covered prop.

Negan will be pissed when he sees another man fondling his Lucille. The crossover has been teased since last October, when the hilariously-named Jensen Ackles took a picture with a barbed wire-covered bat and tweeted, “Hey [Jeffrey Dean Morgan] I found this in the trunk… can I try it out?” Morgan responded, “You weren’t supposed to find that. Gonna need her back son. I mean… I already gave you my car. And? I don’t know? Sorta, died for you.”

Morgan is a little preoccupied terrorizing Alexandria, but Supernatural executive producer Andrew Dabb would gladly have him back on the show. “Jeffrey’s an amazing actor,” he said. “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] if it ever comes to pass.” This offer probably applies to The Good Fight, too.

(Via Comic Book)

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