Walking Dead Villain David Morrissey Cast in AMC Pilot -- Bad Omen for The Governor?

David Morrissey Walking DeadResident Walking Dead evildoer David Morrissey has landed the lead role in an AMC pilot, raising questions about his future as The Governor.

The new project, Line of Sight, centers on Lewis Bernt (Morrissey), a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash and sets off on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause.

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AMC maintains that Morrissey will be able to juggle Sight‘s pilot shoot with Season 4 of The Walking Dead, telling our sister site Deadline, “We are huge fans of David Morrissey and are glad he’ll be doing double duty for AMC viewers through his work on The Walking Dead and our pilot for Line Of Sight, both of which are produced in Atlanta.”

Of course, if Sight snags a series order, it stands to reason that the Governor’s reign of terror would come to an end.

The Walking Dead‘s fourth season bows Sunday, Oct. 13.