Anyone that reads The Walking Dead comics will have been highly anticipating the news that came this past weekend. Finally, the arrival of the Governor in the Walking Dead TV series.
The Governor is, quite frankly, an evil piece of work and if the TV show can even replicate 10% of his actions from the comics then we, the viewers, are in for an interesting adventure over the course of Season Three.
So to the casting, it is great news for British actors as the character has been given to David Morrissey – who I particularly enjoyed in the UK TV series – The Red Riding. It is an interesting choice, but considering the acting ability of Morrissey, it’s one that I think is going to be right.
Back to the Governor, as mentioned, he is a great villian of the Walking Dead comic books & a great adversary of Rick’s. You can sense that the TV series is heading towards meeting with the Governor’s krew at Woodbury (the hold out place for the Governor), what with the incident at the bar in the episode ‘Triggerfinger’ last week & the arrival of Randall to the group – we can’t be too far away from a showdown in the next three episodes, before the end of Season Two.
This season of Walking Dead has been excellent, especially since the last episode before the mid-season finale, which I wrote about here. It’s building up very nicely towards, I’m sure, a climatic ending in three short weeks.