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More Casting News For Season 3 of The Walking Dead

By on March 20, 2012
Image © AMC TV. All Rights Reserved.

Image © AMC TV. All Rights Reserved.

AMC has announced that Danai Gurira (Jill from Treme) has been cast to play Michonne, the supremely badass sword-wielding zombie killer from the Walking Dead comics, in the third season of The Walking Dead television series. Fans of the graphic novel instantly recognized Michonne in the last scene of the second season finale on Sunday night when she showed up with her two chained pet walkers to save Andrea from certain death, but in fact the Season 3 role had not yet been cast at the time the finale was shot and was played by someone other than Gurira in that scene.

Actress Danai Gurira (Photo by Vera Anderson / © WireImage. All Rights Reserved.)

Unlike the previous casting announcement of British actor David Morrissey as the villainous Governor, the choice of Gurira as Michonne appears to be overwhelmingly popular with fans of the comic. This casting, along with the exciting news that Michael Rooker is definitely returning as Merle next season (as the actor reported at Wondercon in Anaheim last weekend), makes us even more impatient for Season Three!

Michonne saves the day in The Walking Dead (Image © AMC TV. All Rights Reserved.)