Here’s some exciting news for Walking Dead fans, especially those who have read the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman. AMC announced today that British actor David Morrissey will star as The Governor in Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead.’ I won’t give away any SPOILERS, but The Governor is one of the most significant characters in the TWD franchise, and my personal favorite. Mr. Morrissey has some very big shoes to fill, and I hope he fills them well. What do you think of the casting choice? Please avoid major SPOILERS for those who have yet to read the books.
AMC Press Release:
AMC announced today that David Morrissey has been cast in the role of The Governor in the networks’ 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. Morrissey is represented by The Collective and Troika in the UK.
“The Walking Dead” season two airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.
-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)