David Morrissey is officially extending his relationship with AMC beyond just “The Walking Dead.” The actor will continue to appear in the upcoming fourth season as The Governor, and we are also hearing now that he is going to star in the network’s new drama pilot “Line of Sight.” His role is that of Lewis Bernt, an investigator who tries to uncover what happened to him during a mysterious plane crash. This show presumably could come on the air next year, depending on when AMC wants to air it and when (or if) it gets picked up.
In a statement, the network had the following to say about Morrissey getting the opportunity go from cast member to series star with this new program:
“We are huge fans of David Morrissey and are glad he’ll be doing double duty for AMC viewers through his work on The Walking Dead and our pilot for Line of Sight, both of which are produced in Atlanta.”
The mention of the Atlanta set here is crucial for one reason: It means that you cannot and should not presume anything about his future on “The Walking Dead” based on this news. The network does desperately need some more drama projects to put on its slate when you consider where they are at right now. “Breaking Bad” is ending in a month, “Mad Men” is over next year, and “Low Winter Sun” is tanking in the ratings. “The Killing” and “The Walking Dead” are the only two franchises that could have a future right now in the scripted realm, and the former is the only one that has been renewed.
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