There has been a lot of speculation by the viewers of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as to who the producers would cast in the role of ‘The Governor.’ The good news is that it looks like British actor David Morrissey will play that role and it’s got viewers and fans of the show excited.
For those that are familiar with the comic book series that is the basis of the how, this villainous role is one of the most important in this season. He’s almost legendary and he’s going to shake things up for the survivors. The Governor will become a regular on the series. His leadership style is quite different from Rick’s. The Governor is very sadistic, but there’s also a personal struggle that involves his daughter to make the character more than one dimensional.
Morrissey has quite a long list of credits, including “State of Play,” “The Deal,” “Meadowlands,” and “The Other Boleyn Girl.” From the research that’s going on in the U.S., it appears that Morrissey is going to bring a lot to the show. The producer of “The Walking Dead” said that he expects Morrissey to knock the role right out of the park. Morrissey is also an accomplished director known for his meticulous preparation for every role he plays. He has been nominated for Best Actor five times in his career. He won the award in 2003 from the Royal Television Society and in 2011 from the Liverpool Daily Post Arts.
“The Walking Dead” continues to enjoy phenomenal ratings. The midseason premiere just a couple of weekends ago was the highest rated episode for the series. AMC has several smash this on its hands right now, including “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Hell on Wheels.”
The 11th episode of “The Walking Dead’s” third season airs Sunday on AMC.