SPOILER WARNING for last night’s third season finale of “The Walking Dead!” Skip this article if you haven’t seen that episode yet.
During the final episode of “The Walking Dead” Season 3, The Governor (David Morrissey) lost a decisive battle with the prison survivors led by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as well as the support of his followers in Woodbury after the Governor killed several of his own people for refusing to attack the prison again.
But that doesn’t mean that the Governor won’t remain a threat on this series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrissey has made a deal to return as the Governor next season despite his initial one season contract with AMC.
The story doesn’t specify how many episodes Morrissey will appear in, but even regular cast members aren’t safe on “The Walking Dead,” with at least three major character deaths in this season alone. Several minor characters were killed off as well.
The Governor’s survival deviants from the original comic book storyline, which potentially sends the “Walking Dead” TV series into new territory. As of the third season finale, the Governor only has Martinez (Jose Pablo Cantillo) and Bowman (Travis Love) by his side, but he could potentially have a few loyalists among the group of Woodbury survivors that just joined Rick’s group.
Prior to his stint on “The Walking Dead,” Morrissey co-starred in the "Doctor Who" special "The Next Doctor and he appeared in several films including Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Reaping, Basic Instinct 2, State of Play, Our Mutual Friend, Sense and Sensibility and Centurion.
“The Walking Dead’ Season 4 will premiere on AMC in October.