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Fan Fav Cast on The Walking Dead

Danai Gurira to play fan favorite character in The Walking Dead.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 19, 2012
Source: AMC

If you haven't caught last night's season finale of "The Walking Dead" (see our review here) and you don't want to be spoiled, we advise you step away from this article quickly. Wait until you have seen the episode and come back. If you have seen the episode (or you don't care about spoilers), continue reading.

AMC and co-creator Robert Kirkman have sent out the following press release shortly after confirming as much on last night "Talking Dead."

AMC has cast actress Danai Gurira (Treme/The Visitor) in the coveted role of Michonne in its original series, “The Walking Dead.” Tonight’s season two finale first featured the iconic character who will reappear in season three of the AMC series. Michonne, a fan favorite from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, is a mysterious woman armed with a sword.

“The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by walkers, where the interpersonal conflicts often present a greater danger than anything else and over time, the characters grow willing to do almost anything to survive.

“The Walking Dead” received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestically and internationally. “Above all else, “The Walking Dead” hasn't lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it’s thrilling” (The Hollywood Reporter). “…with Dead’s riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills” (US Weekly). “The Walking Dead is a feast. Dig in.”(The Guardian- UK). “It doesn’t even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards” (Der Tagesspiegel-Germany).

“The Walking Dead” secured a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for best television series and won the 2011 Emmy award for outstanding prosthetic make-up. It is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert.

Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.

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swisshammer 3/19/2012 10:38:22 AM

Violator: You will not be disappointed. If you think it's been good up to yesterday, then you will LOVE what's in store for these people. This storyline clinched the series for me as my favorite comic, so I'm super stoked!

momitchell7 3/19/2012 12:26:20 PM

While I'm excited about the new direction that season 3 will bring, I am still very unimpressed by the writing, mostly from S2... I'm hoping that S2 was just an anomaly, because there were just WAY too many times (especially in last night's finale) that my wife and I were literally just saying, out loud, "come on! There's just no way that would happen!"

S3 is off to a promising start... I just hope they can keep their promises.

als72653@aol.com_home 3/19/2012 4:25:34 PM

great show,cant wait for season 3 hurry up october get here.

jedibanner 3/19/2012 7:15:45 PM

Cool to see the character...most likelly be sad they change her personality, look and possible future since they might kill her in one season.

Holding my breath until proven wrong...

hfc7036 3/20/2012 1:48:53 PM

 So far, I've been hearing that the TV show is pretty much following the comic book, although the presentation for Television must follow a slightly different path to get to its ends.  But the ends justify the means.  I have reminders of Battlestar Galactica, and how the Cylons started becoming less dangerous than actual friends.  Then boom.  It all blew up in a fantastic way.  Although much more subtle(in a good way), The Walking Dead, is hitting those storylines with the force of a falling, texas sized meteor.  Way to go!

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