The Walking Dead Finds Its Governor

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Finally, the press release we’ve been waiting months for has arrived: An actor has been chosen to play “The Governor” in AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, and while it’s not someone instantly to familiar to us, considering how well casting for the show has gone thus far, we have faith he will fit the part just fine.

From the Press Release:
AMC announced today that David Morrissey has been cast in the role of The Governor in the network’s critically acclaimed hit series “The Walking Dead.” The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel, is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

The Governor will appear in “The Walking Dead” Season Three, a 16-episode order from AMC, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.

A BAFTA Award nominee, Morrissey has appeared in many acclaimed British series including “State of Play,” “Meadowlands,” “The Deal” and “Blackpool.” Along with his celebrated work in television, Morrissey is also known for his leading roles in feature films such as The Reaping, The Other Boleyn Girl, Centurion, The Water Horse, Nowhere Boy and Blitz. He recently wrapped Welcome to the Punch opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong.

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  • Sirand

    I suggest people start forming Season Three finale support groups right now.

    • Uncle Creepy

      The line forms to the left, dude … behind the bits of body parts of those who we’ve come to love. Things are about to get wonderfully nasty in the most therapy causing of ways possible. I’m STILL not over that story arc!

      • Terminal

        Creepy, I still haven’t forgiven Kirkman for doing what he did to Rick during the Woodsbury incident. I still remember looking at the splash and going “No… that must be a fever dream or something… right?” And then remember being incredibly stunned when it was confirmed as a reality in the next issue. How Kirkman would do that to a major character just left me taken aback and beyond pissed.

  • Terminal

    YESS!!!!! The Governor has appeared! He’ll do a wonderful job. The show is great about casting the proper actors for the job. I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait, I can’t fucking wait.

    • The Woman In Black

      It really is the best news of the week, right? People who haven’t read the comics have NO idea what they’re in for!!! *maniacal laugh*

      • Terminal

        @WIB: My mom is a hardcore fan of the show right now. Every time she sees a news item she goes, “Felix, who is the governor?”

        All I respond with is an evil giggle and mutter “Just wait and see.”

  • Uncle Creepy

    Oh, god, the evil that is about to ensue. Holy shit!