The hit AMC drama series The Walking Dead has returned for a third season, with higher stakes, more threatening human villains and, of course, plenty of zombies. When things pick back up, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge, this time in an abandoned prison, but soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous, especially considering that Rick’s wife, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), is close to the due date of her pregnancy. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, the show also stars Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira and David Morrissey.
At the show’s press day, actor David Morrissey (who plays The Governor, the charismatic leader of the seemingly utopian community of Woodbury) talked about whether or not his character is totally bad, how The Governor views Rick, that viewers will got a bit of the backstory for the town of Woodbury and its residents, that he had no idea how much attention the character would get, how the experience he’s had with the fan community from his association with Doctor Who helped prepare him for this, how nervous he was before joining the popular show, and what appealed to him about doing a cable series. Check out what he had to say after the jump.