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THE WALKING DEAD’s Governor David Morrissey promoted to series regular, among others

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:42 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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AMC’s popular drama series The Walking Dead promoted David Morrissey—who plays the vile Governor—to a series regular for season four. Also Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), and Emily Kinney (Beth) have been upped to series regulars for the impending season.

News of the casting shifts comes courtesy of THR, which adds that Melissa Ponizo (Karen) will return as a recurring guest star in season four. Karen was the only remaining member of The Governor’s attack party after Morrissey’s character went full-psycho on his own group following the botched showdown at “The Prison.”

Tyreese and Sasha were introduced halfway through season three, but Beth has been a part of the show since Rick’s group came across “The Farm” in season two. As a number of the show’s female characters perished this past season, it appears that Beth will be getting a bit more screentime next year. Production on season four gets underway this summer in anticipation of a likely October premiere. Scott M. Gimple was recently named as the series’ new showrunner, as he takes over for departing showrunner Glen Mazzara, who himself took over for original showrunner Frank Darabont halfway through season two.

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