“The Walking Dead” has elected its Governor.
British actor David Morrissey will join AMC’s hit series for Season 3 as the Governor, the leader of a survivors colony called Woodbury. He’ll become the primary (human) adversary for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the third season, possibly due to his penchant for autocratic rule and for pitting humans against one another in Thunderdome-style battles.
So who is David Morrissey, aside from a guy who wasn’t on our shortlist of candidates for the character?
If you’re a fan of British television, you may already know him: He starred in the 2003 “State of Play” miniseries and the offbeat musical drama “Blackpool” (renamed “Viva Blackpool” when it aired in this country), as well as “Meadowlands” and the adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” that aired as part of “Masterpiece” on PBS in 2008. He also appeared in the BBC/HBO miniseries “Five Days” and the “Red Riding” trilogy.
What most of those roles have in common is the fact that Morrissey played fairly intense, often morally ambiguous characters. His comfort in that kind of part makes us think he’s not a bad choice for the Governor.
What do you think of the casting? Will Morrissey be a good fit for “The Walking Dead”?