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PopWrapped | Television

Don't Worry Deadheads: The Governor Isn't Going Anywhere; The Showrunners Just Needed A Break

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Updated 11/13/2013 7:46pm
Don't Worry Deadheads: The Governor Isn't Going Anywhere; The Showrunners Just Needed A Break
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Dani Strehle

Content Editor

The Governor. That name makes every person (who knows what I’m talking about) react differently. Some people shiver with unease, others get a little excited, but everybody feels one common emotion: respect. Even though The Walking Dead's titular villain has been notably absent so far this season, we knew that he was not done with our favorite group of prison misfits; not by a long shot. And in the final moments of last Sunday’s “Internment,” we saw The Governor, in just profile, glaring upon the prison; a shot that both outraged and enthralled viewers across the world. Robert Kirkman, who is the mastermind behind the comic of the same name that inspired the show, informed The Hollywood Reporter that everyone, characters and fans alike, needed “a break” from the dynamic Governor, played to perfection by the incomparable David Morrissey. Kirkman elaborated, saying that, “We’ve just devoted an entire season to the conflict of the Governor and [new showrunner] Scott Gimple came in and was like, ‘You know what? I’m sick of the Governor.’” Kirkman continued, “He actually said that. It's not that we don't like that character; it's just that we needed to give that character a break." Kirkman finished up that thought by stating, "Going right back into [the Governor's story] would seem like more retread of season three, and that's the thing we don't want to do.” However, Morrissey is adamantly quashing any rumors that he will be leaving The Walking Dead; despite the fact that he has signed on to star in AMC’s newest project, Line of Sight. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morrissey stated that he “Had a little hiatus on The Walking Dead and we filmed the pilot. So I’m waiting to see. But I like The Walking Dead. I am a part of The Walking Dead. I really hope to make it to season five of The Walking Dead.” The 49-year-old English actor also acknowledged that his next career move is “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…at the moment.” Sounds ominous! Apparently Morrissey is just as enamored with the character as we are. You hear that, Gimple? We’re looking at YOU! More Governor, please! The next episode of The Walking Dead airs this Sunday (November 17) at 9 PM EST in the US, and 10 PM in the UK on FOX. http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com
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