On Friday night, the cast and producers for “The Walking Dead” got together to take part in what has become an annual traditional for us in the TV business: PaleyFest in Los Angeles. The panel discussions here are not only an opportunity to get insight on what the world of filming some popular shows is like, but just what is coming up down the pipeline.
When it comes to the hit AMC show, one that that was surprisingly stressed at one point by executive producer Dave Alpert was the humanity that is present in The Governor, even though this is something that we are seeing even less of as the season as a whole progresses:
“Rick and the Governor are facing the same problem — trying to keep the communities alive in tough times but the Governor is doing a better job … Rick is unstable and in an emotional state but there’s a part of the Governor that’s good and wants to take care of people and be a father figure. The apocalypse has just unleashed the darkness.”
What we find interesting about this statement is not the fact that The Governor has embraced his dark side, mostly because that is probably very apparent that anyone is watching this show at the moment. Rather, we are more intrigued by the idea that maybe, there is a way to flick on this humanity switch again for the character; and if this happens, who knows what could happen as Rick and the rest of the survivors try to find a way to keep themselves alive as long as possible.
Do you think that there is a way for The Governor to turn things around? If you do want to check out some short teases for the next “Walking Dead” episode, you can do so by heading on over to the link here.