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Walking Dead’s David Morrissey Returning as Series Regular in Season 4

April 1st, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

The Governor will return on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The Hollywood Reporter says that David Morrissey will be back when the Zombie drama returns for a fourth season in the Fall. The British actor initially signed on for one season to play the role of the infamous villain from the comic series created by Robert Kirkman, on which the TV series is based.

A while ago in talking with THR executive producer  Robert Kirkman said he’d like to avoid the having one human “big bad” per season trap,  and with producers ( and everyone else) raving about Morrissey’s multilayered performance as the Governor, that left the door open for the villain to potentially survive the season:

“The potential is always there, or he could die in the next episode. This is The Walking Dead. you never know.”

Executive Producer Gale Anne shared similar sentiments with THR recently:

“Do I want to keep David Morrissey? Yes! Do we? I can’t tell you. There are so many colors to his performance. In the comics, he’s pretty one-note, but here, he’s got so much more humanity.”

Personally I kind of like that he’s out there. Morrissey’s portrayal was brilliant. It would be hard to keep topping villains each season. I also get tired of the villain dies in season finale formula.  He might only last a few episodes, maybe the season regular tag is only to throw us off?

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