The Governor Is Confirmed In The Walking Dead Season 3

Posted by ryu_talkative_batman (148 posts) - - Show Bio

British actor David Morrissey will be the antagonist of Seas 3 in AMC's The Walking dead.

The casting of Morrissey comes as a bit of a surprise, not only because the actor is basically unfamiliar to American audiences, but also because mention of The Governor by the show’s producers and writers has been limited, to say the least. This announcement suggests that the next season will take Rick Grimes and his group of survivors off of Hershel’s farm and, if certain story elements match up, into the abandoned prison.

As we have seen lately in the midseason premiere and ‘Triggerfinger,’ there are many characters that are out to secure their own best interests, and physical aggression toward other survivors is not something they seem to have a problem with (neither does Rick, but that’s besides the point). Fans can now speculate whether those survivors are part of The Governor’s larger group based out of Woodbury, or part of another group altogether. Regardless, the firefight that took place will likely have Rick on edge enough that his fate from the comics may well be avoided. Well, that and Robert Kirkman mentioned not long ago that regardless of what else happens, Rick Grimes should remain intact in the television series.

So with The Governor cast, the key element missing from season 3 would be that of Michonne. Frank Darabont mentioned the samurai sword-weilding fan-favorite as an eventual addition to the series, and without being too speculative, it stands to reason that those plans are still in place.

A rumor that True Blood star Rutina Wesley had been offered the role was quickly squashed by the actress herself, so, as far as anyone knows, the character of Michonne is still waiting to be cast.

With speculation abound that Shane (Jon Bernthal) could be exiting the show soon, introducing a more overt, and obvious antagonist for Rick (and the others) to combat could move the series into very exciting territory.

Kirkman said,

“One thing I’m adamant about is I don’t think that we should cut Rick’s hand off [on television].”

http://screenrant.com/david-morrissey-governor-the-walking-dead-yman-156371/

#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrossey is a good actor but I don't really think of him when I think of The Governor 

#2 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

The other Morrissey would be funnier

#3 Posted by cattlebattle (12692 posts) - - Show Bio

you mean they're going to leave the farm?? I don't believe it

#4 Posted by Billy Batson (57938 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome.

@cattlebattle said:

you mean they're going to leave the farm?? I don't believe it

Why wouldn't they? They did so in the series.
BB

Online
#5 Edited by The Poet (8335 posts) - - Show Bio

*shutters at the thought of Governor decapitated by still living*

lovely...can't wait...

Moderator
#6 Posted by The_Tree (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

Pisses me off that the Governor has been cast, yet there's still no sign of Tyreese.

#7 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree: At least we still have T-Dogg! ¬_¬

#8 Posted by The_Tree (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: LOL.

#9 Posted by ryu_talkative_batman (148 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

Morrossey is a good actor but I don't really think of him when I think of The Governor

You think of the Governor more like this guy right?

Danny Trejo, he looks exactly like the governor PLUS he's got his own machete to cut off Rick's hand. Oh wait, Rick's hand isn't getting cut off.

#10 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

THE NEXT DOCTOR HAS THE GOVERNOR! Walking Dead just got 20% awesome! so it's 150% then!

#11 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

It really should be Danny Trejo I say. Yes, I know the show takes radical turns away from the comic at every turn, but my initial impression when I first saw the Governor in print was to say "Dude, that's Danny Trejo!" Doctor Who is the last guy I see as the Governor, but to each their own. maybe I'll even be pleasantly surprised.

#12 Posted by ryu_talkative_batman (148 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

It really should be Danny Trejo I say. Yes, I know the show takes radical turns away from the comic at every turn, but my initial impression when I first saw the Governor in print was to say "Dude, that's Danny Trejo!" Doctor Who is the last guy I see as the Governor, but to each their own. maybe I'll even be pleasantly surprised.

I'm with you on that bro, Danny Trejo was my first guess, I mean the Governor in the comics looks exactly like Trejo. I do not know what Kirkman is doing with the casting.

#13 Posted by vicioushero (163 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Pisses me off that the Governor has been cast, yet there's still no sign of Tyreese.

I think T-Dogg is supposed to be the t.v version of Tyreese.

#14 Posted by The_Tree (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

@vicioushero said:

@The_Tree said:

Pisses me off that the Governor has been cast, yet there's still no sign of Tyreese.

I think T-Dogg is supposed to be the t.v version of Tyreese.

I have a feeling that's what AMC's trying to get me to believe. If he is, then he's a godawful replacement. He comes off as stupid and will never be able to challenge Rick's authority like Tyreese. Plus, I want to see Tyreese's drama with his daughter.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.