With the season 3 premiere of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” quickly approaching, fans can’t seem to get enough scoop when it comes to meeting the series biggest villain, The Governor (played by David Morrissey).
When it comes to a character as nasty as The Governor, it’s hard to imagine that there could be any sort of humanity left in him after some of the things he has done in his life, but in a new interview on AMC’s official website, show runner Glen Mazzara reveals that there are many layers to “The Walking Dead’s” newest villain. He said;
“Part of the attraction of The Walking Dead for our fans is that it feels real, and that means that The Governor has to feel real. He needs to be a person who has a real soul and has a depth and intelligence, and he’s not just a cardboard arch-villain who’s going to play as a foil to our characters. I think David Morrissey is doing a phenomenal job finding the humanity in that character and by having that humanity so prevalent when he commits atrocious acts, I think they’ll be that much more horrifying.”
In season 3, viewers will not only have a chance to meet The Governor, but also Michonne, a samurai sword wielding zombie hunter, so is there anyone else from the Robert Kirkman books that fans can look forward to seeing this year? Mazzara said;
“There are a lot of fantastic characters throughout Robert Kirkman’s book that we’re dying to bring to life. Some will be introduced in this season and some will be introduced in later seasons. It’s our intention to bring all those major characters to life.”
Season 3 of “The Walking Dead” will be back on AMC on Sunday October 14th, so be sure to tune in and see what’s happened to Rick and the crew since we last left them heading towards the prison. Still looking for more “Walking Dead” news? Be sure to check out some of our other stories for all the latest scoop.