2012 is an election year and AMC’s The Walking Dead has found its Governor. David Morrissey has been cast as the major recurring role of The Governor for Season 3. Since we do not know how he will be written into the series, we cannot label him immediately as a villain, but he is one of the major villains of comics. It’s best not to assume anything with this TV series. This also means that Michael Rooker, who plays Merle, will once and for all NOT be the Governor as so many have surmised after his story played out in Season 1.
Morrissey is a well-known TV actor in England, appearing in several British series including: Blackpool (2004), State of Play (2003), and The Meadowlands (2007). He can also be seen in starring roles in the feature films, The Reaping (2007), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Centurion (2010), Hilarie and Jackie (1998), The Water Horse (2007) and Blitz (2011).
What does this mean? Well, for one the survivors will get off the farmhouse one way or another! When? We still don’t know. But if the series follows Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels for The Governor’s introduction, then the group will eventually make it to Wiltshire Estates, a gated community that is overrun by walkers. If they faithfully translate these stories onto the show, I will be one happy viewer and fan. I have been praying that the cold scenes of the comics would make its way to reality and we’d see a rare landscape for a zombie apocalypse–winter. Because Season 2 picked right up from Season 1, the excruciating hot summer of Atlanta needed to be tapped once again and numerous stories have come out from the cast and crew’s misery of shooting in the hot summer months. With the addition of Morrissey as the Governor, things will get awfully interesting for Season 3.
So are you excited at the prospects of Season 3 now? Have you seen David Morrissey before? If so, let us know your thoughts on him being cast as The Governor.