If you are familiar with the graphic novel The Walking Dead, you will know that The Governor plays a very large role in the future for Rick Grimes and the other survivors. Please read the following press release to see who is going to play this pivotal role:
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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