Published On: Fri, Nov 8th, 2013

‘The Walking Dead’ creators address the big question: Where is The Governor?

Creator Robert Kirkman and the showrunner Scott Gimple talked with THR about the one question most fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are asking: where is The Governor?

the-walking-dead-season-4-david-morrissey“We’ve just devoted an entire season to the conflict of The Governor and [new showrunner] Scott Gimple came in and was like, ‘You know what? I’m sick of The Governor.’ He actually said that. It’s not that we don’t like that character; it’s just that we needed to give that character a break,”  Kirkman tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Going right back into that would seem like more retread of season three and that’s the thing we don’t want to do.”

So when can fans expect to see David Morrissey return as The Governor?

“He was never supposed to die in season three; we always knew there was a bigger story with him and taking a break from that story is going to make things more heightened when he comes back,” Kirkman explains.

“These characters are having real struggles and going through a lot of really bad shit. Viewers are watching this the entire time knowing that The Governor could emerge from anywhere at any time and add another threat to whatever these characters are dealing with — it adds another layer of tension. We wouldn’t be able to do that if we move right into his story.”

Fans shouldn’t expect the same character when he does return.

“This guy was completely driven by ego and the fact that he lost all this and it drove him to a point where he slaughtered his own people — this is not a guy who is just going to be able to come back from that. We’re going to see a very different Governor when he does come back.”

Check out the full interview, a ton more details HERE

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