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David Morrissey To Play The Governor On AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ As New Regular

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David Morrissey (State Of Play) has landed one of the most anticipated roles on AMC’s The Walking Dead. The British actor is set to join the megahit zombie drama as a new series regular in Season 3, playing The Governor, a popular character from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel that serves as the basis for the AMC series. The Governor is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for The Walking Dead‘s lead Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. Morrissey, repped by The Collective and Troika in the UK, recently wrapped Welcome to the Punch opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong.

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Crazay3402d ago

This is some AWESOME and HUGE news for the series. People who don't know the comic series are going to shit themselves.

xVeZx3401d ago

i guess thats alright

Lord_Sloth3401d ago

I was worried about Lincoln as Rick but he ended up doin a good job so I'll wait ans see how this goes.

Soldierone3401d ago

Its decent news and all, but they couldn't wait till the season was over to announce it? Kinda need a spoiler alert on news now....

blackhammer3401d ago

Fucking hate that character.

If things go relative to the comment, the series is gonna get nasty with rape and torture. But I doubt AMC is willing to commit to that kind of thing.

Anyway, I hope the actor is able to pull of the character's fucked up personality. I also hope the series starts making more headway soon.

DeadManMcCarthy3401d ago

I hate him too but that's exactly what he was designed to be.

WetN00dle693401d ago

Yeah i doubt AMC will follow the comic book. Im sure the Rape scenes and the likes will be cut.

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