In the Season 2 Finale of The Walking Dead, we got a glimpse of a cloaked figure brandishing a katana sword, and ‘chaperoned’ by two chained up armless zombies. Fans were left at the edge of their seats hoping to catch a glimpse of the beauty under the hood. ‘Talking Dead’, Robert Kirkman, and AMC have done their best to contain themselves by only revealing the name of the character, Michonne, who is one of the lead characters in the comic book series, takes no prisoners, and is a lethal bombshell. After this week’s sneak peek of Season 3, fans were wondering ,” Where is Michonne?”
Well just in the nick of time, we receive from AMC and Entertainment Weekly, and exclusive first look at the infamous and most talked about character for The Walking Dead Season 3 straight from the set.
While fans are wondering why Kirkman picked an unknown actress to play the part of Michonne he replied:
“We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic, but we were waiting for that one spark, that moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited, and we felt like we had found the essence of this fictional character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Danai Gurira. She kind of came in and really just blew us all away. She’s got incredible presence, and she’s got a theater background, and is very physical, and was just perfect for the role.”
Kirkman also wanted fans to know that Michonne will change between adaptations:
The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” says Robert Kirkman (the creator of the comic and executive producer of the TV adaptation). “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.
So her entrance into the TV adaptation seems to fit with the dark and creepy mood mentioned by the cast in the sneak peek, how do you think Michonne’s entrance will shift the dynamic, and storyline for the book? With shooting currently taking place in the prison, word is that making it a zombie-proof playground will not be easy, so place your bets and chart out who will survive this season. Let the Zombie-Games BEGIN!