‘The Walking Dead’ Star David Morrissey Opens Up How He Ended Up Joining The Cast Of The Hit AMC Zombie Show As The Governor

David Morrissey was part of the panel for "The Walking Dead" at Fan Expo Canada held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre late last month, and the character he played, "The Governor," has been praised as one of the best television villains of all time. But do you know how he actually got the part?

The 50-year-old British actor revealed that he has been a fan of the hit AMC zombie drama show long before he joined the cast.

"The thing for me is, I've known Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) for a long time," shared Morrissey, according to Comic Book Resources. "I was a big fan of the show. I watched the pilot. Andrew was in it and so was another great friend of mine, Lennie James, who played Morgan."

"I came to the show as a fan," said the "Blitz" actor. "I just thought that first season was fantastic."

He then recalled the time he was approached to be part of the show: "When I went to L.A. to visit a friend of mine, they asked me if I'd like to join the show. And I was like, 'Yeah, definitely.'"

The father of three admitted that he was nervous prior to joining the show, but as soon as he set foot on the set, "everybody is great," he explained. "We all got along very well."

Morrissey called his "The Walking Dead" experience "great," noting that The Governor was an amazing character and that he had fun working with Michael Rooker, who played Merle, brother of Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon.

The Governor was last seen getting stabbed in the chest by Michonne (Danai Gurira) and shot in the head by Lilly Chambler (Audrey Marie Anderson) on the show's Season 4 Episode 9, but rumor has it that he may return in the upcoming fifth season.

Morrissey was spotted at a coffee shop in Senoia last month, and reportedly stated that he was headed to the set to visit friends, according to The Spoiling Dead Fans.

Some people, however, are not convinced that he was just simply there to visit friends. Many fans believe that his character will reappear next season as part of a dream, hallucination or flashback of one of the existing characters.

The Governor may appear in Tara Chambler's (Alanna Masterson) dream scenes, Moviepilot speculated.

Also, in the comic books, the Governor has a brother, and maybe Rick's gang will run into his brother in the Alexandria Safe-Zone, giving way to a possible flashback, Inquisitr theorized

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 premieres on Oct. 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT on AMC.

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