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Walking Dead’s David Morrissey Returning as Series Regular


The Governor has lived to see another day, and soon viewers will see a lot more of him, as AMC’s The Walking Dead as promoted actor David Morrissey to a series regular for the upcoming fourth season.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, confirming that Morrissey’s final scene in Sunday’s season finale wasn’t his last. Spoilers: The Governor’s location is currently unknown following a failed assault on the Prison and, well … we won’t spoil it for you here.

Many had expected Morrissey’s character to be killed off in Season 3, but it now appears he’ll have a major presence when the hit drama returns in October, with new showrunner Scott Gimple will be taking the reins from Glen Mazzara.

When Comic Book Resources spoke with producer Gale Ann Hurd at The Walking Dead‘s PaleyFest red carpet, she said the walkers are going to become a bigger threat in Season 4, even if the Governor were to return.

“We are going to amp up the threat of the walkers, because they’ve started to seem like a manageable threat. They are not a manageable threat,” she said. “But, it is the people who you think you can trust who betray you, that you have to fear. It is the monster inside you. We all have them. How do we keep them in check?”


  • Matt Sommers

    Cant even begin to describe how disappointed I was with this so called “Finale” Glad I watched Game of Thrones after to make up for such a disappointment.

  • Alix

    I’m not believing it… It’s April fools.

  • Richie Simonsen

    It’s better to be safe on this day but makes sense. I mean I like the fact that he didn’t because he scarier out there and alive.

  • Steve

    I think expectations are often to high with these finales. It would have been to easy to have a half hour shoot out at the prison culminating with Rick killing the Governor in dramatic fashion ala traditional action flix. That’s what seperates this show, it bucks convention. Character development and “death” is what drives this show. I loved the finale!

  • James Sagnella

    I agree. Not because of the ending, but because nothing surprised me. NOTHING! I personally would have liked it if Andrea was turned into a walker and then simply walked away. I think that would have just fit somehow.

  • Brandt Hardin

    The season started out good but the finale was sort of a popcorn fart in comparison. Just when we thought they had the pacing issues and kinks worked out you wonder what the heck is going on. I expected more and it left me shrugging my shoulders rather than biting my nails. Until next season, if you love or loathe zombies as much as I do, be sure to check out 20 of the Greatest Zombie Movies of All Time reviewed at with some really cool zombie artwork!

  • Joe bob

    I hope this is an April Fools joke. I can’t take another season of th governor storyline.

  • Ned Stotesbury

    Here is an April Fools joke Bobby Brown gets 9 hours for DUI 3

    California is known for having some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation, it seems Bobby Brown has been let off easy. He was released Wednesday after serving nine hours of his 55-day jail sentence for driving under the influence.
    L.A. County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the media that Brown was released early due to jail overcrowding and good behavior. A representative for the R&B singer said he is at home with his family.