David Morrisey has landed a key role in the upcoming third season of AMC's "The Walking Dead," AMC has announced. He'll play The Governor, a character who made his debut in issue 27 of the original Image comic book series.
His real name Brian Blake, The Governor is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors. He becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.
The Governor will appear in "The Walking Dead" season three, a 16-episode order from AMC, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.
A BAFTA Award nominee, Morrissey has appeared in many acclaimed British series including "State of Play," "Meadowlands," "The Deal" and "Blackpool." Along with his 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 wrapped Welcome to the Punch opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong.
Currently in its second season, "The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.