Following more than a year of speculation as to whether or not series heavy ‘The Governor’ will make an appearance on the AMC adaptation of Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, and on the heels of casting rumors placing John Hawkes, Danny Trejo, , Tom Savini and Michael Rooker‘s ‘Merle’ in the role of the sadistic dictator of Woodbury, AMC announced late Friday that David Morrissey, veteran character actor of BBC-ish faire such as tv series Meadowlands, Sense & Sensibility, State of Play, and Doctor Who will join the cast as The Governor in the series’ 16-episode third season.
Certainly not the kind of guy many of us would have preferred playing The Walking Dead heavy, especially considering the fan-pedigree of picks like Trejo and Savini, but in retrospect, I don’t think many of us pegged that one dude from Love Actually as Rick Grimes, zombie-killin’ badass.
What’s the good word, PoP!ulation? Excited that The Governor is officially making his way to television? What do you think of Morrissey in the role? Is it possible we’ll see The Governer’s daughter?
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