AMC has revealed some major info about season three and the fate of some of the comic

book characters that seemingly everyone has been longing to loath and aching to admire in live-action format via their TV screens ever since The Walking Dead first aired! Today it was officially announced by AMC that British actor and BAFTA Award nominee David Morrissey will be joining the show as “The Governor”- a man so vile and sadistic he makes Merle Dixon look like a fluffy little bunny. Morrissey has appeared in many acclaimed British series, though is probably most famous for his role in the miniseries State of Play. The actor/director is also known for his leading roles in feature films such as “The Reaping”, “The Other Boleyn Girl”, and recently wrapped “Welcome to the Punch” opposite James McAvoy. A character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, The Governor is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes and his group. To say he is a guy that has some issues would be like calling Lethal Injection a sleep aid. Not the least of said problems is the relationship he has with his “daughter,” which I wonder if the show will even touch with a 29 ½ foot pole considering it makes me want to puke and then immediately shower just thinking about it. Kirkman had already confirmed in a previous interview that plans to bring in the katana-wielding badass “Michonne” were definite, and with The Governor joining the cast in season 3 I wouldn’t put her too far behind. Now that it’s official I’m also curious about who they will cast to play her, as to the best of my knowledge that has not yet been decided, and how they will handle her interactions with The Governor, which were also on the borderline of vomit-inducing at times. No doubt they will clean it up- it is network television after all. Though I’m fairly certain we’re bound to see some twisted shit in season 3. But will crazy-pants Shane/Jon Bernthal be among said twisted shit? Fans are worried since rumors began flying about him playing the lead in Darabont’s new series “L.A. Noir”- as though he couldn’t do both if he wanted to. I guess TV actors can remain in a series only if they’re simultaneously cast in a film, but not in another TV series. I’m not saying he won’t die or leave the show- things between him and former BFF Rick have been awfully tense lately. Andrew Lincoln said in an interview with AceShowbiz.com that "When [Lori] says, 'I don't feel safe; I'm scared' - that's enough. But then she also says, '[Shane] says that you're not up to the job.' That's enough to push anybody over the edge, even someone as rational and as considered and as smart as Rick. He can't avoid the issue much longer." Rage pimple pop-age time! Pus all over the place! (I really should’ve found a less nasty metaphor.)

I think he is going to get it. When the group finds Woodbury they’ve taken a beat-down and are lessened in number. I think Shane will finally get his, if not from Rick then probably from the Otiswalker; or maybe that’s a bit too cheesey. But I don’t think he’ll be the only one we loose. I think Carol might get it just to clear the way for a possible Daryl and Michonne hook-up. I wouldn’t be sad if Andrea died, but I would if she took Dale down with her or he died trying to save her. Andrew Lincoln is not very comforting, either, saying "Not everybody gets out alive. We're not shy of blood, sweat and tears in the last four episodes." So the real message here: you win some, you lose some. We now know we’re getting The Governor and Michonne next season. We’ll also be gaining three episodes, as Season 3 has already been approved for a 16-episode format. We also know some of the people we’ve become so familiar with and, in certain cases, become really attached to, aren’t going to make it to next season. They start filming in Spring. And if Daryl dies I won’t be reviewing or reporting on the show anymore. Knows What It’s Like to Hate The Governor, -Dianthrax Info and Image Sources: The AMC Press Resource Center, Image Comics and artist Charlie Adlard, www.Fearnet.com, www.io9.com, www.listal.com, , www.ComicVine.com http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2012/02/david-morrissey-cast-as-the-governor.php http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00048190.html, http://images.tvtome.com/tv/images/genie_images/story/2012_usa/w/walkingdead_governor.jpg http://www.comicvine.com/the-governor/29-59467/all-images/108-217468/6244126/105-688243/ http://www.comicvine.com/the-governor/29-59467/all-images/108217468/adi_and_alex_730247/105-688242/ http://www.comicvine.com/michonne/29-46819/all-images/108-207570/untitled_2/105-1179597/ http://www.comicvine.com/michonne/29-46819/all-images/108-207570/michonne_5/1051070385/ http://www.comicvine.com/michonne/29-46819/all-images/108-207570/walking_dead__001/105689314/

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