World, Meet Your Michonne For Season Three Of The Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman has revealed whose been cast as the mystery samurai sword wielding woman that was briefly seen during the season finale of The Walking Dead. Find out who it is after the jump

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By Mark Julian - 3/18/2012
The Walking Dead

What a whirlwind season finale for Season Two of The Walking Dead. I'll be posting a full-fledged review sometime tomorrow after I let tonight's events marinate but here's some casting news for Season Three revealed after tonight's episode.

On the Talking Dead, Robert Kirkman revealed that Danai Gurira will be portraying Michonne in Season Three of The Walking Dead.

Previously, I posted an article on a rumor that True Blood actress Rutina Wesley had been cast in the infamous role but it looks like it proved to be false as the Treme actress will be looking to slice and dice zombies when the third season of The Walking Dead kicks off this fall.



The Walking Dead









The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed for television by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by "walkers", resembling the zombies of George A. Romero's horror movies. He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way.

The series premiered on October 31, 2010, and is broadcast on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. The first season premiered to wide acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including the Best Television Series Drama at the 68th Golden Globe Awards. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season.

The first season of The Walking Dead was well received by critics, with a rating of 82 out of a 100 on Metacritic. The season one premiere was watched by over 5.3 million people. The season two premiere was watched by more than 7 million viewers. The Walking Dead also received many nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award and a Golden Globe Award for a Best Television Series Drama.










Running Time: 60 minutes (45 min actual air time)
Release Date: February 12 (Season 2-midseason premiere)
TV Rating: TV-MA for sex & nudity, violence & gore, profanity, alchohol/drugs/smoking and frightening/intense scenes
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal,Sarah Wayne Callies,Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus
Creators: Frank Darabont (show) Robert Kirkman (comic)
Written by: Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, Jack LoGiudice, Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Adam Fierro, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Evan T. Reilly


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vaderthefett - 3/18/2012, 7:50 PM
YEHHHH MICHONNE!!!!!
BruceLeroy - 3/18/2012, 7:51 PM
Aww yeah. It's about to go down.
JackJNapier - 3/18/2012, 7:54 PM
dude this is awsome news
JackJNapier - 3/18/2012, 7:56 PM
@Superbatlantern85

Thats actually not a spoiler. its a casting. This happens all the time, were you pissed when you saw that Mark Ruffalo was going to play Hulk? where you all what the [frick] man i wanted to be supprised when i went to see Avengers...I mean really? we all knew michonne was going to join the cast sooner or later.
Mysterion - 3/18/2012, 8:17 PM
She looks like a young fit Robin Quivers lol
TheMarmoset - 3/18/2012, 8:21 PM
I hope she has hair.
Bodwulf - 3/18/2012, 8:23 PM
Could you not find a smaller picture of her?
cookfreeordie - 3/18/2012, 8:27 PM
I'm so [frick]ing tired of hearing you all complain about the spoilers posted on this site. You are visiting a site which features news and spoilers. Get the [frick] over it or GET THE [frick] OUT.
Niuhll - 3/18/2012, 8:28 PM
I'm cool knowing that Michonne is going to turn up next season, great news. Not a spoiler. Mentioning in the headline that she will also turn up in tonights episode (I mean Friday's episode) gives away some of the story. Only a couple of mins, but still.

I'm watching it now, so i'm not really pissed, but i'm getting tired of having to avoid the article headlines for however many days because of Walking Dead spoilers on the home page.
Niuhll - 3/18/2012, 8:30 PM
@cookfreeordie

Yeah its a site that posted Spoilers to those who want them, but this site would kick off it i posted spoilers on the home page for the Avengers which comes out earlier here than it does America.

They should be contained within the articles, atleast for a few days, out of respect.
cookfreeordie - 3/18/2012, 8:37 PM
Look, I get that side of the argument. I do. I don't even disagree to be honest.

Buuuuut, this has come up time and time again and nothing has changed. "Galactus" has had little to nothing to say about it. Things are apparently not going to be handled differently.

That means your choice, as a visitor of this site, is to get over it or stop coming.
Chekkarma - 3/18/2012, 8:45 PM
I thought the episode was pretty good.I'm waiting to see how they bring back Merle though.
113 - 3/18/2012, 8:46 PM
She's hot and I like her accent.
Niuhll - 3/18/2012, 8:47 PM
I think its down to the poster just as much as the reader though. Like i said i don't really care cus i was into the last 5 mins when i came on this site, so i had a good idea it was coming.

But when it comes down to talking about the show, which is fine, why the site was made etc surely 'those who know don't need to be told' when it comes to details in the headline?
Niuhll - 3/18/2012, 8:47 PM
And to stray from that, awesome episode. Very much looking forward to the next season!
DividedIStand80 - 3/18/2012, 8:47 PM
Maybe CBM should put a spoiler section for people who dont mind spoilers. That way we dont have all this whining. Whoever doesnt mind spoilers can just click on that section - makes sense
deadpoolstaco - 3/18/2012, 9:04 PM
i agree with ya batlantern this and the zombie shane pic kinda spoiled the 2nd season a little bit for me(im cableless at the moment)....usually they r pretty good with spoiler alerts on here...still gonna watch it but a little a spoiler alert would have been nice
KALel3412 - 3/18/2012, 9:13 PM
GREAT CASTING!!!!! cant wait for next season. things are finally getting good. the jail ark in the books where the best. BRING ON MICHONE AND THE GOVONER!!!!!
Anthrax - 3/18/2012, 9:26 PM
Shit hit the fan now its my time to shine...[frick] DA POLICE no but on serious note wtf man I agree 100% with batlantern I know what its like happened to me before
l0rdleg0las - 3/18/2012, 9:41 PM
thak god it wasn't the most annoying [frick]ing actress from True Blood gettig this part. and i loved that Michonne had a cameo, but i really wanted Andrea to get her as eaten. i [frick]ing hate her character.
GUNSMITH - 3/18/2012, 9:50 PM
I PREFER TRUE BLOOD GIRL..SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE CAN KICK ASS
GUNSMITH - 3/18/2012, 9:58 PM
THIS GIRL LOOKS LIKE SHE CAN DO IT...
ISeeStupidPeople - 3/18/2012, 10:03 PM
I pray, pray, pray to GOD Andrea's character becomes cool when they get to the prison like how she is in the comics. [frick] she was annoying, but holy [frick] is Lori like 10000 times more annoying.

I know they won't use it, but holy shit I like Danai Gurira's accent.
Misterfan - 3/18/2012, 10:59 PM
hahahahaha keep doing what your doing. its not like the show isn't predictable. Hope they never come back, leaves enough room for the Avengers vs TDKR war.
MarkJulian - 3/18/2012, 11:11 PM
I usually don't comment on these things but I have to concur w/ Big G. Type in Walking Dead in google and you'll be hit with nothing but Michonne stories. Scoops and spoilers are the reason CBM is #1. If you want a vanilla, cookie-cutter newssite then CBM is not the place for you.
Niuhll - 3/18/2012, 11:36 PM
I'm not threating anything, it's an annoyance, yes, avoidable though, main reason i started streaming it instead of waiting 5 days for it to air.

Either way, i do appreciate a 'mind the step' sign where possible.
Vital - 3/18/2012, 11:39 PM
I don't think I have ever heard Galactus talk like that before lol. Humm. Anywho, it's a great episode/finale.
13echo - 3/19/2012, 2:21 AM
Great pic hope the show does the charecter justice.
deadpoolstaco - 3/19/2012, 4:39 AM
@CBM i thought i was being respectful with my complaint but apparently im the problem...thanks for clearing that up....thanks for being so rude...i visit quite a few blogs and they havent spoiled things for me...bc they use things like spoiler alerts bc people get angry when you dont allow them to choose whether they want to spoil things for themselves...im not telling u to hold onto it im saying make it so everyone doesnt know what happens unless they click on it...i visit this site for news not so u can tell me the ending of each episode and movie u see....at least graphic city wasnt a jerk about it

Galactus Insert: Since you ARE being (somewhat) respectful in your comments, that is why your account is still active, and all those namecallers just got their accounts disabled. But be careful, I'm getting tired of putting up with the same whiny shit over and over again. This is my site, I run it the way I want. And I've learned that the people who reveal themselves as assholes aren't worth the hassle of keeping around. So, I'm a lot quicker on the delete button than I used to be. I used to be uber-lenient, but if you're dumb enough to call me out, you will lose. Many of those jerks who I just disabled were simply "piling on" because they are mindless lemmings who want to be seen as relevant. Those types have no true opinion of their own. They look for anything they can to adopt as their own, and it's usually negative.
marvel72 - 3/19/2012, 5:53 AM
i watched this on download before i visted this site because i knew it would give shit away.

us users in the uk haven't seen this episode yet but you blast it all over the main page.

the avengers comes out a week before america in the uk & europe,so it'll be perfectly fine for any of the editors to post spoiler images from the movie before you guys have even seen it.
MarkJulian - 3/19/2012, 6:52 AM
@marvel72 You can bet your bottom dollar Josh and Ror definitely will be posting things. I'll be taking a sabbatical from CBM during that time, lol.
Niuhll - 3/19/2012, 7:00 AM
@Graphiccity - aha, comeuppance :P.

I also take it that that Frog fellow was disabled? I'm not sure if it is the picture or the red font, but i decided i didn't want to argue with Galactus in the end.
Dedpool - 3/19/2012, 7:55 AM
I can dig it!!!
kevberg - 3/19/2012, 8:37 AM
Crap. Was Hoping it WAS Rutina Wesley. Yeah she's annoying as hell on TB, but she looks like Michonne stepped off the page. It woulda been spot on casting.
Superman4 - 3/19/2012, 8:40 AM
Galactus has spoken!!!
Superman4 - 3/19/2012, 8:41 AM
Oh and I'll probably start watching the show when (or if) the 3rd season comes around. Couldn't stand Shane so I was pretty much waiting for him to die lol
GUNSMITH - 3/19/2012, 9:01 AM
THE GOVERNOR..


SHOULD BE PLAYED BY...


DANNY TREJO
valeriesghost - 3/19/2012, 9:13 AM
agreed 100% GUNSMITH! good call
ISeeStupidPeople - 3/19/2012, 9:23 AM
@Kevberg

Looks? Rutina is freaking hot, but holy shit she plays the most annoying character in a TV series I've seen in like... 10 years. I just don't know if it's the actress or the character, but I can't risk my beloved Michonne for that.

I know absolutely nothing about Danai Gurira so I'll have to rent a few things. Honestly a bit surprised they went with an unknown (TO ME). Personally, I think looks wise, Danai is closer to what I've always pictured Michonne as.
ManOfKrypton - 3/19/2012, 9:59 AM
Totally agree with Thorverine... What happened to spoiler alerts? Most sites have them, best examples are superherohype.com and aintitcool.com (even though they've lost their way).

All I know is that if things keep going the way they are, there's going to be a whole bunch of Avengers spoilers flooding this site in some kind of revenge attack... That's the last thing we want. Luckily for me I live in the UK, so I won't be affected... But my pals in the US may be.

@CBM any chance you could make a spoiler section for those seeking out spoilers?

And just for the record people... Casting news is NOT a spoiler! Putting the cameo and Shane zombie last week however is.
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