Former Walking Dead star David Morrissey would love his own Governor prequel series
With Scott Gimple recently promoted to oversee AMC’s Walking Dead franchise, fans can expect to see the universe expanded in the near future.
The person in charge suggested that discussions have already been had about potential spin-offs going forwards – but here’s an idea: how would viewers respond to a Governor prequel series?
The comics version of the Governor enjoyed a fleshed-out backstory in the form of a novel titled The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. The book explored the events that led to the character becoming Rick’s nemesis during the Woodbury era.
Story elements were borrowed for the TV show’s fourth season, but David Morrissey, who played the antagonist, has said that he would be keen to revisit the character again.
“I would love to play the role again,” he told The Guardian. “However, there are no plans to do it. Not to my knowledge, anyway.
“He was a character that I felt had great depth and complexity. Not just a cardboard baddie. A lot of my inspiration for the role came from the books written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. I think these books are fantastic, and I think it would be wonderful to do a mini series of them.”
Morrissey isn’t the only Walking Dead star who would be interested in a spin-off for himself.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan recently told FANDOM that a prequel centring on Negan before the apocalypse would be fascinating to him.
“I think that would help explain this character a great deal,” he said. “Because unfortunately, the way things go with so many characters and storylines, we don’t see enough — and I think that that is needed, especially when you have a character like Negan.”
The Walking Dead airs on AMC in the US and on FOX and NOW TV in the UK.
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