Veteran Brit thesp will play the Governor in season three

David Morrissey has been added to the cast for the third season of “The Walking Dead.”

Thesp will play the Governor, a character from the Robert Kirkman graphic novel in which the net’s top-rated show is based. The Governor is the leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors, and becomes the chief antagonist for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group.

Morrissey, a U.K. native, has appeared in many television programs back in Britain in a career that dates back to the early 1980s. Credits include “State of Play,” “Meadowlands” and “Blackpool.”

Production on the 16-episode third season of “The Walking Dead” begins this spring in Atlanta.

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