Well, alright! In a slam bang final episode, The Walking Dead not only left the farm but teased the sadistic jail, and finally introduced the bad-ass Michonne, in a dramatic entry:
And afterwards, on The Walking Dead, it was announced that former Treme actress Danai Gurira has been cast as the sword-wielding zombie slicer.
THR had more on the casting:
In an interview about the finale, Kirkman told The Hollywood Reporter that the series was "transitioning into a new world" where the survivors are "faced with more adversaries, danger and different kinds of threats" and that Michonne is a "big part of that." "She saves Andrea and she's carrying a sword. This is a very strange visual for fans of the show," Kirkman told THR. "Fans of the comic book know all about her and I'm sure are very excited to see her. … I like to think about how the audience that just watches the show takes that. I think that is such a bizarre and jarring image. It really speaks volumes as to what you're going to be seeing in season three."
More of Michonne’s past was just revealed in a six-page comic in Playboy, of which two pages can be previewed here.
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