If there is one villain in the Walking Dead Franchise that we hear about all the time its The Governor. I unlike many of you have never read the comics so I do not know the character. Unfortunately for me another site reporting on the character completely spoiled a major plot point for Walking Dead Season 3 and The Governor. Me not being a jerk I will keep this post spoiler free.
Staying true to their past casting practices relative unknown David Morrissey has been cast to play the ultimate villain The Governor. A BAFTA Award nominee, Morrissey has appeared in many acclaimed British series including “State of Play,” “Meadowlands,” “The Deal” and “Blackpool.” Along with his celebrated work in television, Morrissey is also known for his leading roles in feature films such as The Reaping, The Other Boleyn Girl, Centurion, The Water Horse, Nowhere Boy and Blitz. He recently wrappedWelcome to the Punch opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong.”
In a nutshell The Governor is the leader of a large group of survivors and in Season 3 of The Walking Dead he will bring pain and suffering to the Grimes family and Rick will regret the day that they ever crossed paths.
This is of course assuming that the series continues to at least loosely follow the graphic novels that it is based off of. There has been alot of internet speculation that although The Governor will appear in the next season of Walking Dead he will not have the same role as he did in the graphic novels. The Governor was such a popular character from The Walking Dead series that the graphic novels creator Robert Kirkman did a book entirely for him titled The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.
You can read quite a few details on The Governor as well as spoilers on the wikipedia page devoted to him. As noted it contains some major plot spoilers so read only if you do not object to having major plot points revealed for Walking Dead Season 3.
The pace of the first half of Walking Dead Season 2 was quite slow but the second half has already started to pick up and with Season 3 introducing the Governor it will only get better and better. Season 3 of Walking Dead will appear on AMC this October!
Walking Dead Season 3 Update:
News is flying in fast and heavy and The Walking Dead season 3 will be bringing much more then just the Governor. A whole slew of great new characters are coming including our favorite katana toting zombie slayer. Read more here