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'The Walking Dead's David Morrissey Cast in AMC Pilot

 

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One of the most popular additions to the cast of AMC mega-hit 'The Walking Dead's third season was British actor David Morrissey as the affably sadistic "Governor" of Woodsboro. While many fans expressed disappointment at the relatively low-key way season three concluded, most 'WD' viewers were at least pleased to know that the man they loved to hate would be returning for another run. Today's news makes one wonder just how long that run will end up being.

Deadline reports that Morrissey has signed on to play the lead in an upcoming AMC drama pilot. This is similar to how actor David Costabile went from dark horse supporting character Gale Boetticher on AMC's 'Breaking Bad' to main cast member on the network's later series 'Low Winter Sun.' It seems that if you impress AMC, they try to keep you in the fold.

'Line of Sight's pilot is being directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, and follows a man named Lewis Brent (now played by Morrissey). Brent is an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who finds himself one of a handful of survivors of a horrific air disaster. With no obvious leads as to the accident's cause, Brent makes it his personal mission to discover the truth.

David Morrissey on 'The Walking Dead'As for any 'Walking Dead' fans concerned about the Governor's future prospects, AMC execs maintain that (for now at least) Morrissey will be pulling double duty on both projects. This isn't too hard, considering they're both shooting in Atlanta. If 'Line of Sight' gets picked up for a full season though, I'd assume Morrissey gets written out of the 'Walking Dead.' Any actor will tell you that playing the lead on a TV show is a very demanding job, requiring one to be in nearly every scene and thus constantly be present on set. I have a hard time believing Morrissey would opt to juggle both roles for very long.

Will you check out David Morrissey take the lead on 'Line of Sight?' Do you hope he remains on 'The Walking Dead' as well?


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Network:
- amc
Person:
- David Morrissey
Show:
- The Walking Dead
- Line of Sight

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Aug 28th, 2013, 1:27 am

Images courtesy of AMC

PaulMcG UK

Message Posted On Sep 9th, 2013, 5:43 am
Hi teeth are normal not whitewashed like 'ollywood phakes. Mine are less yellow then his ;-)
Anonymous

Message Posted On Sep 2nd, 2013, 8:40 am
his teeth are yeeeeeeeeeeelow
Scotsmania

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Message Posted On Aug 28th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Lennie James accent in Low Winter Sun is terrible though.

msd85
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Message Posted On Aug 28th, 2013, 5:13 am

Another great example Matt. Lennie completely slipped my mind.

matt4848

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Message Posted On Aug 28th, 2013, 4:42 am

AMC does seem to keep you around if they like you. Morgan Jones (Lennie James) was obvisouly great on TWD... and hes now a lead in Low Winter Sun.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 28th, 2013, 2:10 am
He should've got an Emmy nomination
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