Here’s a first look at Danai Gurira as Michonne in season 3 of The Walking Dead.
A popular character in the comics on which the series is based – Michonne would dispense of zombies using a samurai sword. We got a brief glimpse of her character at the end of season 2.
Read below to see what the creator of the comic and TV series executive producer, Robert Kirkman had to say about her introduction to the series.
The essence of the character – her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne – remains intact from the comics,” series creator Robert Kirkman tells Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
On casting Danai Gurira for the pivotal role, Kirkman says, “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.”