The Governor To Debut In ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3

 David Morrissey joins the cast as the most infamous adversary of the series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Ever since "The Walking Dead" came to television, fans of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's zombie epic have been clamoring for The Governor; one of the most memorable villains to appear in the original comic book series. And later this year, the fans will finally get their wish.

TVLine is reporting that David Morrissey has been signed to portray The Governor in "The Walking Dead" season 3 on a regular basis.

American audiences may best know Morrissey from his appearance on the "Doctor Who" special "The Next Doctor" alongside David Tennant. The British actor has also appeared in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin," "The Reaping," "Basic Instinct 2," "State of Play," "Our Mutual Friend," "Sense and Sensibility" and "Centurion."

In the comics, The Governor is the leader of a large settlement of survivors at a colony called Woodbury that proves to be one of the biggest threats to Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors. If the TV series continues to follow the comic book storyline. The Governor will do more harm to Rick and his friends than anyone else before or since.

If The Governor is around the corner, then it stands to reason that other fan favorite characters like Tyreese and Michonne aren't far behind.

"The Walking Dead" season 3 will debut in October 2012. The remainder of the second season is currently airing Sunday nights at 9pm on AMC.

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