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'Walking Dead' star David Morrissey signs on for AMC drama pilot 'Line of Sight'

Date August 28, 2013

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The Governor has been elected for a second consecutive term with AMC.

David Morrissey, who plays the Governor on the cable network's hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead," has also signed on to star in AMC's drama pilot "Line of Sight."

The pilot, which is created, written and executive produced by Blake Masters ("Brotherhood," "2 Guns"), follows Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash and is determined to discover the accident's cause.

The show is billed as "the genre-bending odyssey of one man, who, after surviving a plane crash dives head first down the rabbit hole on an emotionally disorienting search to find out what has happened to him. He becomes a man whose entire sense of self, his own life and the world as he knows it, completely unravels in a whirlwind of obsession and paranoia."

The pilot, which marks AMC's first foray into the science-fiction genre, is being directed by Jonathan Demme, who'll serve as an executive producer.

"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," AMC said in a statement.

Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" will premiere in October.

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