TV News: Walking, HBO, Hatfields, CW

The Walking Dead
Production is continuing on the third season of “The Walking Dead” and today comes the first photo of David Morrissey as The Governor, one of the most formidable villains in the comic’s history.

The Governor is the vicious leader of Woodbury, a small settlement of survivors. Comic creator Robert Kirkman says don’t expect the show to tone down the character – “The Governor in the show is definitely going to be The Governor in the show. I think that he’s definitely going to be a character that people love to hate and are absolutely entertained by, but also somewhat terrified of. He’s definitely going to be a very important character and a very nuanced character. We are not going to be watering him down.”

HBO’s official Twitter account has retweeted an article saying it “has it right” in its conclusion – that a standalone HBO GO streaming service would NOT come close to making up in online volume the number of subscribers it would lose from cable. Thus there are no plans to change its business model. [Source: Deadline]

Modern Hatfields and McCoys
NBC is finalizing a deal for a modern-day Hatfields and McCoys drama series project from creator John Glenn (“Eagle Eye”), producer Charlize Theron and ABC Studios. The sale comes a week after the History Channel’s miniseries about the actual feud became the highest non-sports rated program in cable network history.

The project reignites the centuries-old American family feud in a contemporary urban setting in which the Hatfields have risen to incredible wealth and power, while the McCoys are working-class. [Source: Deadline]

The CW Trailers
The CW has released new trailers for two of its upcoming Fall shows – the series “Arrow” based on the comic superhero Green Arrow, and the new take on the classic tale of “Beauty and the Beast”.