David Morrissey (‘The Reaping’) has been a smash hit as The Governor on ‘The Walking Dead’ so far. He’s beaten out countless low expectations of how he would fare and even lost an eye in the process, yet has kept on going strong.
One of the deviations from the comic in Season 3 of the series was how The Governor ended up staying alive to torment Rick and his crew a little bit longer. Some new casting news that just surfaced, however, may have us questioning exactly how much longer this will be.
It looks as if David Morrissey has just signed on in the lead role of AMC’s new show ‘Line of Sight’. He is going to be portraying Lewis Bernt, a survivor of a mysterious plane crash who works for the National Transportation Safety Board. His goal? To team up with Kai Lennox (‘Hitchcock’) who will be playing Tony Vox, another survivor of the accident, to discover what caused it to happen.
According to AMC:
“We are huge fans of David Morrissey and are glad he’ll be doing double duty for AMC viewers through his work on ‘The Walking Dead’ and our pilot for ‘Line Of Sight,’ both of which are produced in Atlanta.”
That looks like pretty solid evidence that he can be pushing acting in both shows through the pilot phase. If the show gets picked up for a full series? I’m sure we can expect a certain one eyed villain to follow the same path laid out for him in the comic. Granted, from pilot to full season order is usually a stretch of time, and could indicate closure on the main story line left over from last season is on the horizon.
Are you ready for David Morrissey to step out of The Governor’s shoes in ‘The Walking Dead’s forth season or do you think his continued spiral into madness is worth keeping around a bit longer? Hell, what did you think of his portrayal so far of one of the most iconic villains in ‘The Walking Dead’s universe? Let us know below!
Source: The Huffington Post.