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The Governor Will Return in 'Walking Dead' Season 4

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If you're still reeling from last night's massacre, we've got one bit of news that probably won't come as a surprise... but if you haven't watched this season's finale yet, prepare for major spoilers ahead!
 
According to the Hollywood Reporter, British actor David Morrissey has signed on to continue his role as Woodbury's charismatic but ruthless Governor in Season 4 of The Walking Dead, as part of the series' principal cast. In last night's episode (get the full recap here), the leader slaughtered all but two of his own army, leaving things open for another big clash with Rick and company.
 
Morrissey had initially only signed on for Season 3, and most of us assumed he would not survive the climactic battle (he doesn't make it in the comic series). But now that he has, it's also confirmed he'll be back again this fall. The show's producers were conflicted about keeping the Gov around; TWD creattor Robert Kirkman was reluctant to have one central human villain per season, but Kirkman's co-executive producer Gale Anne Hurd was eager to keep the character in play: “There are so many colors to his performance,” she told the Reporter. “In the comics, he's pretty one-note, but here, he's got so much more humanity.” Well, besides the whole massacre thing, anyway.
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