Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for the first half of The Walking Dead‘s third season. If you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want to know SPOILER info, please stop reading.
As The Walking Dead gears up for the second half of its third season, which debuts next month on AMC, series creator and producer Robert Kirkman is teasing us on what’s coming up.
The first half of season three introduced us to The Governor, as played by David Morrisey. As the second half of the season begins, Kirkman teases that the Governor will be getting a whole lot more active and on a dark path. A lot of that is motivated by the death of his young daughter, Penny, who the Governor was holding as a zombie in the hopes they could find a cure for people turned to flesh-eaters.
“We haven’t seen him activated to the extent that he’s going to be activated in the back half of the season. He’s going to be much more engaged and a little bit more aware of the threat that the prison represents. He’s going to be on the warpath,” Kirkman tells TV Line. “He’s a person who’s bearing the weight of everyone’s survival on his shoulders, and I think that’s become a little bit unbearable. He’s certainly spiraling out of control. And now he’s starting to see [dead people]. It’s definitely a real problem.”