Watch Walking Dead alum David Morrissey in The Long Shadow on Sundance Now

Morrissey portrayed the Governor, one of the most twisted villains in Walking Dead history.
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English actor and filmmaker David Morrisey is remembered well by fans of The Walking Dead. His portrayal of the Governor, who was the leader of a community called Woodbury, was exceptional. After his reign of terror over Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) group, he met his end during season 4. Fans can now see him in a new true crime drama, The Long Shadow.

The series was originally released on ITV1 in September 2023 and is now streaming on AMC Networks' Sundance Now and AMC+, with new episodes released weekly on Thursday to the season finale airing on April 25.

The seven part drama bring new light to the Yorkshire Ripper keeping the victims families at the heart of the series which was written by George Kay (Hijack, Litvinenko, Killing Eve) and directed by BAFTA Award-winner Lewis Arnold (Des, Broadchurch, Sherwood).

DCS Dennis Hoben (Toby Jones) leads the investigation of a mother of four is found murdered in 1975. Frustrated by the pace of his investigation it is discovered, after a succession of murders, they are dealing with a serial killer. Chief Constable Ronald Gregory (Michael McElhatton) sidelines Hoben in order to run things his way, he assigns Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield (David Morrissey) to take over the inquiry.

Addition cast includes Katherine Kelly, Daniel Mays, Liz White, Jill Halfpenny, Jack Deam, Chloe Harris, and Mark Stobbart.

"Return to the 1970s and 1980s to follow the victim and survivors of the infamous serial killer, the "Yorkshire Ripper", starting when mother of four, Wilma McCann, is found murdered near her home in October 1975 – and a desperate cat and mouse game ensues. "

Episode 1 – Premieres Thursday, March 21 on Sundance Now and AMC+

When a woman is murdered in Leeds, the police struggle to catch her killer. Meanwhile, facing financial hardship, a desperate mother makes a difficult decision to keep her family afloat.

Episode 2 – Premieres Thursday, March 21 on Sundance Now and AMC+

In the devastating wake of more linked murders, the police face the prospect of a serial killer at large. But could the testimony of a survivor turn the tides?

Episode 3 – Premieres Thursday, March 28 on Sundance Now and AMC+

The investigation spreads to Bradford with the murder of another young woman. A female police officer is tasked with dangerous undercover work, while for the real sex workers, that danger is ever present.

Episode 4 – Premieres Thursday, April 4 on Sundance Now and AMC+

When another woman survives an attack, detectives hope they are in with a chance of finding their man. A driver in Leeds emerges as prime suspect, but does the evidence stand up?

Episode 5 – Premieres Thursday, April 11 on Sundance Now and AMC+

As the number of murders increases, the police revisit historic attacks in the hope of identifying further victims. George Oldfield is fired up by the arrival of a letter from the killer.

Episode 6 – Premieres Thursday, April 18 on Sundance Now and AMC+

West Yorkshire Police launch a massive public appeal in the hope of rooting out the killer as some detectives begin to voice concerns about the direction of the investigation and veracity of their evidence.

Episode 7 – Premieres Thursday, April 25 on Sundance Now and AMC+

After a chance arrest, the killer is finally caught. In the wake of Sutcliffe’s trial, the failures of the investigation are laid bare.


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