Walking Dead: First look at Michonne, more season 3 details – VIDEO
At the end of the Season 2 finale ofThe Walking Dead, we briefly met Michonne, walking out of the woods brandishing a katana and leading two armless zombies on chains.
Michonne. Danai Gurira will be bringing her to life in the third season, and Entertainment Weekly has the first picture of her, which you can see below.
“The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” Walking Dead comic creator and show executive producer Robert Kirkman tells the magazine. “But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”
“There are samurai -wielding characters that are turning up,” says Andrew Lincoln, the British actor who plays Southern cop Rick Grimes, the leader of the non-zombified “Walking Dead”-ers.
The third season finds the survivors holing up in a prison for safety.
“It’s a journey into the unknown, and it’s a huge, huge gamble, but it just shows how desperate they are,” he said. “The pace of (season three) is darker, harder, faster, deeper.”
Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, calls the new season “ominous, dark and gloomy,” and teases that “people start losing their minds, love blossoms and (there are) a whole lot of gross zombie kills.”
The season premiere will be directed by Ernest Dickerson, who also directed the season two finale. Show runner Glen Mazzara says fans can also look forward to more of Michone (Danai Gurira), who saved Andrea (Laurie Holden) from some ravenous walkers in the season two ender.
“Just from the beginning of this, you see completely changed characters,” adds Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie Greene.