Will The Governor’s (David Morrissey) story ever end? We kinda thought he might die back on The Walking Dead Season 3, and even though he just reared his head on Season 4, Episode 5, we're not really prepared to keep seeing him for season after season.
David Morrissey is billed as a Season 4 series regular, but when AMC revealed that he had another show with the network in the works, Line of Sight, we thought maybe that was a hint to a shortened Governor lifespan. AMC and David both took great pains to say he'd be pulling double duty and not to read too much into the new show, which just finished filming its own first episode and has an uncertain future.
As David just explained to Entertainment Weekly, “I had a little hiatus on The Walking Dead and we filmed that pilot. So I’m waiting to see. But I like The Walking Dead. I am part of The Walking Dead. I really hope to make it to Season 5 of The Walking Dead. I don’t know what’s going to happen — that’s an AMC decision, not mine. But I really consider myself to be a Walking Dead actor, and I consider myself to be the Governor and that’s where I am with this at the moment."
It sounds like he views TWD as the priority, with this other show as a fun little break that may or may not turn into a full-time gig. "Suffice it to say I am a Walking Dead actor and that is the show that I employed to do, and the show I love.”
David recently told New Zealand's The Listener that he'd even make tea on the set of The Walking Dead if they asked him to, just to be there. Wouldn't it be funny if The Governor did leave at some point this season, but David just kept returning to the set as a production assistant, getting coffee or water for the cast?
Seriously, though, do you see The Governor's story stretching out beyond Season 4, or is David just trying to avoid spoiling his character's death/departure?
Sources: Entertainment Weekly, The Listener