This week's Zombie of the Week goes to a survivor of a massive zombie apocalypse and the casting of the character in AMC's The Walking Dead!

The living took over at this edition of Zombie of the Week with the announcement of the casting of a dreadful fan-favorite character from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series.

But of course, The Governor is coming in season three of the gradually-getting-stale AMC TV series, and things are going to change... big time. The much-anticipated casting of The Governor has finally completed. In an official announcement by AMC, the BAFTA-nominated British actor David Morrissey has been cast as the goddamn Governor, probably the most nefariously villainous character you will ever find in a fucking zombie apocalypse. And that's saying a lot.

Hit the jump to check out the full press release from AMC:

AMC announced today that David Morrissey has been cast in the role of The Governor in the networks’ critically acclaimed hit series, “The Walking Dead.” The Governor, a character from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel, is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

The Governor will appear in “The Walking Dead” season three, a 16-episode order from AMC, which begins production this spring in Atlanta.

A BAFTA Award nominee, Morrissey has appeared in many acclaimed British series including “State of Play,” “Meadowlands,” “The Deal” and “Blackpool.” Along with his celebrated work in television, Morrissey is also known for his leading roles in feature films such as The Reaping, The Other Boleyn Girl, Centurion, The Water Horse, Nowhere Boy and Blitz. He recently wrapped Welcome to the Punch opposite James McAvoy and Mark Strong. Morrissey is represented by The Collective and Troika in the UK.

“The Walking Dead” season two airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.

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