Robert Knepper is essentially back-up John Hawkes. They’ve probably been in the running for the same roles throughout their careers. He’s chewed the scenery as the heavy before on television shows like Prison Break, Heroes, and movies like The Transporter 3. But don’t hold that against him. He’s got the goods.
Everyone’s favorite part of the Dawn of the Dead remake deserves to spend some time in The Walking Dead universe. When the series premiered and was a runaway hit, we were promised that a lot of cool casting would be coming up down the line. So far, we’ve yet to see that beyond Pruitt Taylor Vince. Michael Kelly as the Governor would be an excellent start to making good on those words.
We know he’s tied up with his duties on Justified, but to see Walton Goggins as the Governor would be a cool little reunion for him and showrunner, Glen Mazzara. They worked together on The Shield which proved to be a gritty collaboration. Plus, Goggins has a strong ability to play charming before flipping it to completely unhinged. I get worried just looking at him.