David Morrissey’s The Governor is still fondly remembered by fans of The Walking Dead as one of the AMC show’s very best baddies. In fact, to some fans, he’s still the benchmark against which all new villains are measured up against. And, as it turns out, Morrissey “would love to: return to that role.
The Governor first showed up in season 3 episode 3, and he was eventually killed in season 4 episode 8 during an epic showdown at the Prison involving a tank. The character’s corpse was glimpsed face-down in the field in the next episode, so he’s definitely dead, although Morrissey went on to make a ghostly hallucination cameo in season 5 episode 9.
Speaking to Red Carpet News TV, Morrissey has now said this about whether he would rejoin The Walking Dead if he could:
“I’ve often said I’d make the tea for them if they asked me because it was a wonderful experience, and it’s a show made by fantastic people, really talented people. And you want to work with those people.”
And he added this, on the topic whether he would come back for a spinoff movie or a prequel is the chance arose:
“As I say, I love the world, I love the genre, I love the character, so if the powers that be deemed it right to do it, I would love to. Sometimes you walk away from a job, you think, ‘I’m finished with that character.’ Whereas the Governor, I don’t feel that. I think there’s a lot more to mine, really.”
Could a prequel that explores the Governor’s life before he came into contact with Rick work? Perhaps it could, but we’ll just have to wait and see to find out whether AMC has any plans for one…