EXCLUSIVE: AMC has tapped a familiar face as the lead of its drama pilot Line Of Sight — The Walking Dead‘s David Morrissey. Should fans of his character on the hit zombie series, The Governor, worry about his future? Not for now, as the cable network plans to have him do both Season 4 of The Walking Dead and the Line Of Sight pilot, which share a filming location. “We are huge fans of David Morrissey and are glad he’ll be doing double duty for AMC viewers through his work on The Walking Dead and our pilot for Line Of Sight, both of which are produced in Atlanta,” the network said in a statement to Deadline. Morrissey was first signed on only for Season 3 of The Walking Dead, leading to speculation that his popular villain character may be killed off. But Morrissey was brought back for the upcoming fourth season and appeared alongside other cast members at The Walking Dead Comic Con panel last month. However, as it is with all characters on the zombie drama with extraordinarily high body count, The Governor’s future beyond Season 4 is uncertain, and Morrissey’s casting as the lead of another AMC show will certainly fuel further speculation that The Governor may be facing his demise. AMC has a tradition of working with the same actors on multiple series. Lennie James, co-lead of the network’s new drama Low Winter Sun, previously co-starred on AMC’s limited series The Prisoner and has a recurring role on The Walking Dead, which has overlapped with Low Winter Sun.
Line Of Sight, from creator Blake Masters, director Jonathan Demme, Fox TV Studios and AMC Studios, tells the story of Lewis Bernt (Morrissey), a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause. Also cast in the pilot as a regular is Kai Lennox, who will play Tony Vie, one of the crash victims. He is repped by APA and Silver Lining, which also manages Morrissey.