David Morrissey is joining The Walking Dead in Season 3 as a major new foil for Andrew Lincoln’s Rick.
The British actor (State of Play, Meadowlands) will play The Governor, the leader of a new settlement of survivors that clashes with Rick.
The character originated in exec producer Robert Kirkman’s WD graphic novel.
Morrissey will make his first appearance at the start of the show’s third season, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.
Season 2 of The Walking Dead is currently airing Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.