Yet another online petition has begun making the rounds on ye olde internet. What’s the goal this time, you might ask? To get voice over artist and actor D.C. Douglas the voice of villain Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil videogame franchise, on an episode of AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead. Though Douglas is most recognized for his voice work in games like Mass Effect 2 & 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, but has also appeared in Castle, NCIS: Los Angeles, and 2 Broke Girls, among dozens of acting credits.
The push to get Douglas on AMC’s undead drama began when a fan realized Douglas wouldn’t be in the sixth installment of Resident Evil games. Nathan Narain decided that, “if he had to miss out on Douglas’ voice in a zombie video game, then he would at least try to see him on a TV show about zombies.”
It started as a simple question on Twitter…Nathan asked if I had ever been on ‘The Walking Dead’ and I told him I haven’t. When he enthusiastically said I should be on the show, I joked back that I’d sign a petition like that. Next thing I knew, there was an actual petition!
Successful or not, this sort of grassroots movement can be a lot of fun, like the push to get Donald Glover (Community) to play Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man. Maybe executive producer Glen Mazarra and the Bialy/Thomas casting agency can be swayed by the voice of the fans all yelling in unison, so to speak. Sign the petition here
Love it or hate it, The Walking Dead is a ratings juggernaut, and not going anywhere anytime soon. I have mixed emotions when it comes to the show. There are great aspects of the series, and there are terrible elements as well. Granted, the last half of season two is solid, and I definitely stood up and cheered when Michonne showed up in the season finale.
They’re getting into good, meaty territory from the comic book, bringing in the arc in the prison and the Governor, who will be played by British actor David Morissey (Blitz). More than the previous two, this season is going to be make or break for the show. They’re going to a place where the show can’t shy away from the brutality inherent in Robert Kirkman’s comic, where the characters can’t pussyfoot around the tough choices and have to act. This next season has the potential to be either great or a travesty. The Governor is too good a villain to squander.