First there was the photo; now there's a full-blown preview clip of glorious zombie-slicing action. Michonne has officially become a realized character on The Walking Dead
. Though she was just a shadowy presence in the season 2 finale, with this 50-second video, she's someone we can now envision and eagerly look forward to in the upcoming season. Watch the amazing video below.
The Walking Dead
producers have described the extensive sword training Danai Gurira (who plays Michonne) went through in preparation for her role, and it clearly shows in the clip. The season 3 preview was revealed during last night's Talking Dead
special, after a weekend-long marathon of the series, seasons 1-2. Host Chris Hardwick was joined by show runner and executive producer Glen Mazzara, fellow executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Robert Kirkman (creator of the original comic book series) and celebrity fan Drew Carey. Though the producers wouldn't reveal more details to give context to Michonne's convenience store Walker beheading (it appears Michonne was there to pick up some aspirin), the character in action was enough to satisfy (for now). As Kirkman said, "It's exactly what you've been wanting to see since season 2."
A sneak peek of season 3 (click here for more).
Other highlights of the after-show special included some on-set visits with the cast (Gurira, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun) and crew. Holden described Michonne as "sexy, awesome, badass" and her character's friend, while painting the picture of The Governor
(the other exciting edition to TWD
season 3) as "authoritative, sexy, charismatic, evil," and someone who is going to "rock the Walking Dead
world." Mazzara added more background to the fan-favorite villain from the comics, saying, "He's a guy who believes that this zombie apocalypse is all about him." The Governor believes humanity needs someone to keep it going in the fallen times, and "[he] will do anything to be that guy." In summary, "He thinks he's the Messiah."
But beyond that, the producers (particularly Kirkman, who joked, "I don't like answering questions") kept mum about any other season 3 details. One thing is for sure though--according to Alpert, "We're going to kill SO many people this season."
(Images courtesy of AMC)