When it was first confirmed that season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ would follow ‘The Prison’ story arc from the comic series, fans couldn’t wait to see who would play the nefarious and vicious leader and Rick Grimes’ greatest adversary, The Governor. Now, thanks to TV Guide, we have a first look of David Morrissey in the villainous role.

Not too long ago we presented a first look at Danai Gurira as the katana welding Michonne. Fans let out a resounding cry of approval as her look seemed to correspond well to what was seen in the comics. However, it doesn’t seem to be the case with The Governor. While Morrissey looks great, his appearance is quite different than what fans of the comic series are used to. But you can decide for yourself below:

Although he may not look like The Governor fans are used to, Morrissey definitely has the acting chops to bring the character to the small screen. In fact, comic creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman had this to say about Morrissey and the debut of Rick’s foe:

“Seeing the Walking Dead’ come to life on AMC has been a real thrill for me, obviously, and moving into Season 3 I’m even more excited than ever because now I feel like we’re really getting to the good stuff.  Having The Governor in the mix is going to fundamentally change the show in all kinds of awesome and exiting ways. And David Morrissey totally rocks!”

If you’re worried that The Governor’s savagery would be diluted for television, Kirkland reassures the fans:

 “The Governor in the show is definitely going to be The Governor in the comic. I think that he’s definitely going to be a character that people love to hate and are absolutely entertained by, but also somewhat terrified of. He’s definitely going to be a very important character and a very nuanced character. We are not going to be watering him down.”

So get ready for the 16 episodes season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead!’ If it’s anything even remotely close to the comic series, then there’ll be a lot of craziness to come.

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