CBS' Extant Casts The Walking Dead's David Morrissey in Season 2 Role

Extant Season 2 Cast David Morrissey

Well hello, Governor.

Walking Dead alum David Morrissey will join the cast of CBS’ Extant when it returns this summer, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Morrissey, who played the sadistic, eyepatch-sporting Governor on the gory AMC drama, will recur as Extant‘s General Tobias Shepherd.

Shepherd leads the Global Security Commission, is rather personable and has a history with Halle Berry’s Molly — a connection that makes his job tougher in light of a new, deadly threat.

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Morrissey joins recent Extant addition Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy), the first hire since CBS announced it was refocusing the series for Season 2. Where Season 1 found Molly wondering how she’d gotten pregnant with an extraterrestrial life form, upcoming episodes will follow her as she searches for her missing alien child.

Goran Visnjic, who plays Molly’s husband John, and Camryn Manheim, who plays her friend Sam, will return for a few episodes. Hiroyuki Sanada and Michael O’Neill, who played Yasumoto and Alan Sparks respectively, will not be back at all.

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8 Comments
  1. Cousin O'yaya says:

    This is good news, I hope the writing is really up to par with these great Actors, With these more established actors cast, It looks like Halle won’t have to carry the show by herself which I hope makes the show feel more rounded

  2. Mój wymarzony dom byłby zrobiony na a’la dom strachów.

  3. Tran says:

    Hope the upcoming season of Extant is going to flop big time. Still not happy involving the series’ plot lines and the season finale was a major letdown all the way to the end.

    • Cousin O'yaya says:

      Why would you hope for a show to fail?….if you don’t like it don’t watch and certainly don’t comment of articles regarding said show.

      Even shows I don’t like or are bad I hope they get better that way I they would enjoyable and the people working on the shows would be employed

      BTW no matter how bad Extant is, it’s still better than the reruns that would otherwise occupy the summer time slot

  4. Jimmy says:

    From Governor to General… David Morrissey is the man to play the role! LOVED to hate him on TWD, the Governor was played to perfection by him. Great casting news.

  5. Guest says:

    Fire hzlle berry because Halke berry is the reason You have NO vie were, if you dont Fire berry you all will learn the hard way and have NO views. It has nothing to do with Halles old age its Halles stinky réputation in her personal life and Halke is a racist because hzlle is against her own daughter nahlas whit race and hzlle just let the black man be attached by olivier martinez and Halke ok with the black man being attached at the zirport. Hzlle berry needs to make a public apologue to the white and black people seems hzlle has a big problem with races

  6. Margie says:

    Looking forward to seeing David Morrissey again! He was super in The Walking Dead & we miss him. Perhaps he can bring Scott Wilson with him? We miss him too! … It just hasn’t been the same without Herschel.

  7. Jeffery Dean Morgan need to play Hallie Berry’s Love Interest…with many of love scenes!!!