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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