I just found this article on Digital Spy saying that 'Winter's Bone' star John Hawkes was originally asked to play The Governor. Hawkes turned the role down due to his dislike for commercials being part of the show, which led to AMC casting David Morrissey instead. Am I the only one who thinks that Hawkes would have been absolutely amazing as The Governor? (Note- I love Morrissey's portrayal however I think that Hawkes would have been far more menacing)

Source: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/s135/the-walking-dead/news/a377399/walking-dead-john-hawkes-turned-down-governor-role.html