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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3′s Governor Talks Comic-TV Differences

The Walking Dead Season 3 Governor David Morrissey Differences
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As much as we try to keep in perspective that AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead‘ isn’t beholden to Robert Kirkman’s Image comics on which the story is based, it’s hard to overlook the reverence season 3 has to the books in the appearance of Michonne, The Governor, and the infamous prison.  David Morrissey’s Governor in particular looks a bit different than comic fans are used to seeing him, but what other changes are in store for the character?

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, ‘The Walking Dead’ season 3 star David Morrissey opened up on a few of the key differences between his Governor character, and that of the one chilling comic-book fans since his introduction in 2006.  In the below interview, Morrissey describes AMC’s take on the iconic villain as “more complex,” especially given that we meet the character less “fully-formed” than his comic-book counterpart.

Fans of ‘The Walking Book’ comic will remember that Woodbury’s infamous Governor presented as fairly unhinged right off the bat, rather quickly turning on the survivors he’d brought into town.  As seen in ‘The Walking Dead’ season 3′s trailer first presented at Comic-Con 2012, Morrissey’s Governor presents as far more charismatic and hospitable.  Some might even say “sexy!”  We picked up on a few ominous hints of the character’s darker traits in the trailer, but for now at least we’ll have to “wait and see” for a more fully-formed villain.

Check out the video interview over at Entertainment Weekly, and tell us in the comments what you’re expecting from David Morrissey’s Governor and ‘The Walking Dead’ season 3 at large when it premieres on Sunday, October 14!

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