When it was announced in August that David Morrissey would be starring as a transportation board investigator who survives a plane crash in a new pilot for AMC called Line of Sight, speculation began that this could mean the death of Morrissey’s other character (the Governor) on Morrissey’s other AMC drama (The Walking Dead).
The pilot has now been filmed, and while Morrissey is unsure of the show’s future, he says not to automatically assume that his participation in a potential new series means his one-eyed baddie is on borrowed time. Here’s what Morrissey told Entertainment Weekly about both projects:
“I had a little hiatus on The Walking Dead and we filmed that pilot. So I’m waiting to see. But I like The Walking Dead. I am part of The Walking Dead. I really hope to make it to season 5 of The Walking Dead. I don’t know what’s going to happen — that’s an AMC decision, not mine. But I really consider myself to be a Walking Dead actor, and I consider myself to be the Governor and that’s where I am with this at the moment. That was a nice little break for me, and I hope it happens, but I don’t know how it will happen. It’s been made very clear to me that this is my show. The Walking Dead is my show and I’m very proud of it and I want to be a part of that. Suffice it to say I am a Walking Dead actor and that is the show that I employed to do, and the show I love.”
So there you have it. A few things to take away from that: First off, it sounds like AMC has not yet made a decision on Line of Sight (which comes from Brotherhood creator Blake Masters). Could the network’s choice on whether to go ahead with that show affect the fate of the Governor? If so, they better decide soon because production is wrapping up shortly on season 4 of the zombie drama. Could Morrissey star in both shows? It’s possible, but The Walking Dead is in production from April into November, so that would not leave the actor a lot of time for the filming of a second series, especially as a lead character. Perhaps we will begin to get some answers this Sunday, when — after last episode’s brief appearance — the Governor returns to The Walking Dead in a big way. Morrissey also spoke to us all about that as well and you can read it right here.
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