The Walking DeadIt's been a while since we've had any juicy teasers about season 4 of The Walking Dead -- that sneak peek video AMC released last Sunday SO doesn't count -- but today I've got a couple interesting bits of news about two major characters on the show. One's a fan favorite, the other, not so much.

If you want to avoid any and all potential season 4 spoilers, here's your chance to click away and preserve your virginal viewing experience when The Walking Dead comes back on the air in October. Otherwise, keep reading to get the latest scoop on who may be stepping up in terms of character development this season ... and who's likely to get killed off.

Let's start with the Governor, played by David Morrissey. It's just been announced that Morrissey has been cast as the lead in AMC's new drama Line of Sight, a show about a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash. That's great news for Morrissey, right? I'm sure it's nice to have ... waaaaaaait a minute, doesn't this virtually prove his character's going to be killed off on The Walking Dead? He can't do both shows at once, can he?

Well, according to AMC, the answer is yes, since the two shows 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.

Yeah, but come on. Assuming Line of Sight makes it past the pilot stage, I doubt he signed up for a long term dual commitment. My feeling is that the Governor definitely isn't going to live past season 4, which would make sense to me. I guess the writers could always come up with fresh new ways to keep him around, but I think his story should conclude this season. Maybe even during the first half, which reportedly includes some "standalone Governor installments." I could see the season starting out with him coming back to haunt the prisoners, then he gets killed off in the midseason finale.

Okay, so the Governor is theoretically maybe probably going to leave the show, so who's going to have a bigger role? If the rumors are true, the answer is Carol. She's featured fairly prominently in the season 4 trailer, and Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn, dropped this intriguing hint about what we can expect in season 4 from actress Melissa McBride:

You know, Melissa has not been given the stuff that she can definitely deserve and pull off and it’s definitely gonna come — everyone, I think, this coming season, is gonna be open to sussing out the world and really diving into characters that you haven’t really gotten to know.

Nice. I LOVE Carol. And I love the idea of sussing out a world where we dive into Carol and Daryl having a hot make-out session. I feel like she definitely deserves that and can pull it off, you know?

What do you make of these potential character changes? Are you in favor of the Governor dying and/or Carol having a bigger role?


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