After being absent from the first few episodes of the fourth season of The Walking Dead, the Governor made a brief appearance at the end of last Sunday’s episode, “Internment.”
David Morrissey teased the Governor’s return at GQ’s Man of the Year party in Los Angeles Thursday.
“I think the Governor’s got a lot of stuff to sort out,” Morrissey said. “It’s a really great season…It’s a much-more character-driven season.”
Morrissey also said the Governor is still trying to deal with his massacre of the Woodbury survivors last season. After last week’s episode, he explained that it was “like a red mist” descended upon the Governor, and that the slaughter wasn’t something he did with any pleasure.
“I think what’s interesting about the Governor is he does explore all aspects of himself and I think at the end of last season we saw somebody who is surprised by his own violence inside of himself,” the 49-year-old British actor said. “This season is about him coming to terms with that. How he comes to terms with that is a new question. You’ll have to wait and see.”
Morrissey added, “What’s great is no one is safe in this show—and this season proves it.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, David Morrissey explained that the Governor sees the prison as a place of safety, and that he isn’t particularly concerned with seeking revenge against Rick and the others.
“He’s looking at the building, I would suggest, rather than the people in it,” he said. “Although the people in it are an inconvenience, because they’re in his way of getting safety. But it’s more about the building than the people.”
AMC renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season late last month in a move that network president called “one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever.” Morrissey said he hoped he would make it to the next season, but that it was AMC’s decision and not his.