Danai Gurira is cast for the part of the new character, who first appears in the final moments of 'Beside the Dying Fire' episode as a hooded figure who saves Andrea.
The action-packed season 2 finale of "The Walking Dead" opened a door for a new character, sword-wielding heroine Michonne. The character made her debut towards the end of the "Beside the Dying Fire" episode as a hooded woman who saves Andrea from walkers.
While her face can't be seen in the scenes, executive producer Robert Kirkman has announced after the airing of the season ender that "Treme" alumna Danai Gurira will tackle the part of the fan-favorite character in season 3.
"We will be dealing with her personality and her back story and all that kind of stuff in Season 3, but this isn't going to be a watered-down Michonne," Kirkman said what will be seen from the character. "This is definitely going to be the character that people have been clamoring to see in the show and we are very excited to deliver that character."
Previously, showrunner Glen Mazzara said that Michonne on the TV series will be different from she's on the comic book. "We know that she's a loner, we know she kicks ass. But we have some other traits about that her that are not in the comic book that we'll deviate," he teased.
"There's an interesting process as we start to write this character and bring her to life. We see this character as a significant character, not just as someone who's in the mix. This is a major addition to the show."
In the season finale, Rick finally revealed to other survivors what he had heard from the Centers for Disease Control scientist in season 1, [SPOILER ALERT!] that they all have been infected with the zombie plague. Meanwhile, Carl learned that his gunshot attracted the swarm of zombies to the farm, which eventually forced them to leave the place.