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AMC Releases “The Walking Dead” Key Art For Mid-Season Premiere


Fans are anxiously awaiting the second part of season 3 of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which premieres on Sunday, February 10th. With it just around the corner, AMC has released the key art for the series return.

Season three returns with the sort of beloved group in tatters and Rick questioning his own sanity while his son worries about his every move. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) must attempt to bring everyone together again to face the threat posed by the Governor (David Morrissey).  In order to survive, he must risk everything, including the group’s very humanity.

Season three’s mid-season finale aired December 2, making “The Walking Dead” the first cable series in television history to reign as the biggest show of the fall season among Adults 18-49, beating out all broadcast and cable entertainment series. The episode totaled 15.2 million viewers for the night.

You can see the key art released by AMC above as it features Rick and the Governor.

The Walking Dead Season 3 Photos

AMC’s massively popular series, “The Walking Dead,” is almost back with it’s third season and to tide us over till October, Entertainment Weekly posted new pictures featuring some of the new characters.

Season three also holds an interesting and dire conflict between Rick’s group and a new group of survivors lead by the Governor (David Morrissey).

The first photo is of the new character Michonne played by Danai Gurira and Andrea, played by Laurie Holden. As you can see, this is a production shot, as Michonne’s “pet” walker (Thesay West) is wearing blue-screen gloves so that he’ll appear armless in the final version.

The next photo released features Andrea (Holden) and the new character The Governor, played by David Morrissey.

The last photo released shows our group leader, Rick, played by Andrew Lincoln and Daryl, played by Norman Reedus. Frankly they look very unhappy and we can guess it has something to do with the new setting of Woodbury.

EW also has additional cast photos, and a look at the zombie transformations of some of the walkers, including what Michonne’s “pets” look like before and after their walker transformation (which includes losing their arms and jaws). Check that out here.

The Walking Dead Season 3 premieres October 14 on AMC.

The Walking Dead Governor: David Morrissey

With AMC’s hit television show “The Walking Dead”, the development for season three is well underway. As the mid-season premiere for season two broke cable records as most watched show, it’d be a shame not to capitalize on the momentum. I’m more surprised a season four hasn’t been guaranteed yet; then I remember how “Heroes” turned to dung in the second season before my very eyes. I could have written a better storyline on a napkin while drunk.

So for fans of the comic who’ve been reading ahead in the series, we already have a general idea of what to expect; we’re just really hoping that certain storylines are followed over others. So it turns out we’re not going to be seeing the Governor until season three. That’s okay, they still have to find the prison first. What is awesome though for those hardcore into geek lore is who will play the Governor.

The part will be played by British actor, David Morrissey according to Deadline. Hmmm… British actor you say? If he’s worth his salt in anything, he’d have been in some kind of awesome British television show, right? His IMDB photo didn’t spark any recognition in my old brain matter, but it might be because he wasn’t wearing the costume. In the right set of clothes, Morrissey turns into the Next Doctor!

Hit with a Cyberman InfoStamp; patent pending; Jackson Lake in his fugue state is imprinted with all the factual events and collected observations of the Cyberman enemy known as the Doctor, simply the Doctor. The one, the only and the best!

That right there is all I need to know to be happy with the selection for the Governor. Mostly because I’m a biased because he was in the Doctor Who Christmas Special back in 2008.

Originally the speculation on who would be the Governor was John Hawkes, based on the words of Tom Savini; who really wanted the role. Sorry Sex Machine. You can read about it here in the article The Rise of the Walking Dead Governor.

As Hawkes has the acting chops and Savini had the looks for the part; when compared to the comic book version of the Governor; I’m surprised a third person wasn’t considered who could satisfy both acting and looks. Maybe even some slicing actions for cutting off the hands of the enemy? That’s right, I mean Danny Trejo, the Machete! Oh well.

Savini didn't make the cut.

The Governor who appears in The Walking Dead graphic novel series, written and created by Robert Kirkman, is a twisted man who rules over a fortified township in a zombie plagued world. Not only is the character created as a returning antagonist, rapist and sadist, but has his own novel also penned by Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga as well in, “The Walking Dead: The Rise of the Governor.” The Governor will meet up with Rick Grimes and the rest of the Walking Dead in season three. If the television show remains true to the comic books, it won’t be pretty.

Either way, I’m happy to see David Morrissey get the part. Even if he has to play the despicable Gov.  Allons-y!