AMC just revealed David Morrissey has signed on to play The Governor in the network’s hit zombie series, The Walking Dead. The character is a part of Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel and will make his first appearance in the TV series in season three. Filming on next season’s 16 episodes will take place in Atlanta this spring.
According to AMC, The Governor is “is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors.” He’ll become Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group’s chief.
Morrissey’s film credits include The Reaping, The Other Boleyn Girl, Centurion, The Water Horse, Nowhere Boy, and Blitz. He’ll next be seen on the big screen in Welcome to the Punch with James McAvoy and Mark Strong.
Source: AMC – February 24, 2012