Jeffrey Dean Morgan added to Talking Dead 909 lineup

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Negan himself, has been added to the Talking Dead guest list for The Walking Dead mid-season premiere on Sunday night.

Chris Hardwick will have a lot to discuss with viewers on Talking Dead this week, which celebrates its return following the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead. The guest list just expanded by one as Negan himself, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, will be joining the episode’s director (and all around TWD guru) Greg Nicotero and costar Norman Reedus.

The mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead offers a lot of twists and surprises for fans hoping to catch up after the devastating encounter with the Whisperers in the cemetery. While Daryl and Michonne were learning that there was a big new threat out there, Negan had escaped his cell in the dead of night as was going…out. But where did he go?

Photos from episode 909, “Adaptation,” feature Negan dressed in new very non-Negan clothes as we walks around Alexandria. He’s also been spotted with a shovel.

Morgan will also appear on season 3 of Ride with Norman Reedus, which premiered immediately following Talking Dead. Morgan was a guest on Ride back in season 2 as well, and he and good friend Reedus went on a journey through Spain. Season 3 of the travel and motorcycle enthusiast show will feature quite a few members of The Walking Dead cast, both past and present, with guests like Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride and Steven Yeun.

There’s no question that the second half of The Walking Dead season 9 is going to be a turning point for Negan, who has now escaped his prison cell and can make decisions about his own future. But with the Saviors long gone and the Sanctuary abandoned, where does he go? There’s a comic book narrative that could inform the season, but there’s also talk that Negan’s path will take a sharp turn away from the comic book canon.

Next: Norman Reedus, Greg Nicotero to appear on Talking Dead 909

With so many things happening on Sunday evening, it’s a good thing that Morgan, Reedus and Nicotero will be there to talk through it all.

February 10 will be a busy night for fans. Talking Dead will air immediately following The Walking Dead, and Ride with Norman Reedus will premiere after Talking Dead.