While you caught your first glimpse in the season two finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” EW scored the first clear look at Danai Gurira as “Michonne”, one of the coolest characters in Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name. Wielding a katana sword while accompanied by two chained up armless zombies, Michonne, along with the hotly anticipated “Governor”, could be what’s need to kick the third season into the much-needed high gear.
The magazine asks: In the comics, Michonne is an unflinching warrior who proves to be powerful ally for Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors. But how different will the onscreen version be? “The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” says Kirkman. “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.”
Kirkman speaks enthusiastically about the big location setting for season 3, as Rick and company attempt to turn a prison into their new zombie-proof fortress. “It looks absolutely amazing,” gushes Kirkman. “They are shooting the hell out of this prison. It just looks absolutely stunning, and I think when people start seeing trailers and stuff for this season, I think people are just gonna be like, “Wait, what? This is what? I can’t believe this is a TV show!” It’s really creepy, really moody and it’s just gonna be really awesome.“