AMC has been kind enough to send us their press packet, and it contained some cool info about the upcoming season 3 of The Walking Dead (including access to the first 2 episodes, but more on that later). We have the names and description of the first two episodes check it out:
Episode 301 – “SEED”
With the world growing increasingly more dangerous and Lori’s pregnancy advancing, Rick discovers a potentially safe haven. But first he must secure the premises, pushing his group to its limit.
Written by: Glen Mazzara
Directed by: Ernest Dickerson
Episode 302 – “SICK”
After a traumatic event, a life hangs in the balance. Complicating matters, the group must also deal with a potential threat to their new surroundings.
Written by: Nichole Beattie
Directed by: Billy Gierhart
Can’t wait right?
Now check some of the updated character descriptions, you might find some interesting tidbits
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln)
The group is battered, exhausted and in constant danger on the open road, but Rick hasn’t given up on his dream of securing a safe haven for them. After a difficult spell moving from one temporary shelter to another, Rick manages to find what he hopes will be a port in the storm. However it remains to be seen whether this supposed sanctuary is safer or even more dangerous than being on the road. As tragic losses mount and new foes arise and threaten the group, Rick struggles to maintain himself as a leader and even to maintain his grip on his own sanity.
Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies)
Lori has been through an emotional wringer ever since her affair with Shane, and both she and Rick have had to face to the all too real consequences of that infidelity. Now Shane is dead, she and Rick aren’t on speaking terms, she has a baby on the way and is terrified to bring another child into this world. Will Lori finally find peace for her growing family in their new home?
Andrea (Laurie Holden)
Left for dead, Andrea would have ended up dead if not for the intervention of a katana wielding stranger named Michonne. Separated from Rick’s group, she and Michonne have also been struggling to survive on the open road, until an explosive accident brings them into contact with another group of survivors, led by a man who calls himself the Governor. Once inside his camp, which is located in a small town called Woodbury, Andrea is surprised to meet an old acquaintance.
Glenn (Steve Yeun)
Once known for being good-natured and easy to please, Glenn is no longer referred to as the group’s “walker bait.” His love for Maggie, and the group’s many misfortunes have pushed him to step up, and he has. With people more dangerous than walkers lurking, how far will Glenn be able to push himself to protect the woman he loves?
Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs)
The post-apocalyptic world has caused Carl to grow up far too fast. Once a child, he is now a soldier. He follows in his father’s footsteps, for better and for worse. He carries a gun and uses it. Events will unfold that will force Carl to grow up even more, and become even harder than he already is.
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus)
The trials and tribulations that Daryl has gone through with the group have made this one time loner an integrated and essential part of the group. His survival skills, street smarts and loyalty have all made him the natural number two to Rick. The group is Daryl’s new family, but that doesn’t mean that the old one is gone for good.
Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan)
Maggie and Glenn have become closer than ever and their relationship continues to be a bright spot for everyone in an apocalyptic world that at times seems unrelentingly dark. In calmer moments, Maggie lovingly looks after her father Hershel and her sister Beth. On the field, she displays strength that surprises everyone. But everyone has limits, and Maggie will come face to face with hers.
The Governor (David Morrissey)
The Governor is the charismatic leader of Woodbury, a seemingly utopian community, barricaded behind walls, which he built from the ground up. He protects the citizens of Woodbury from walkers and provides them with shelter, food , clothing and perhaps most importantly, with a semblance of what it was like to live in the world before the dead began walking.
Michonne (Danai Gurira)
Michonne is the mysterious stranger who saved Andrea from walkers with her katana blade. True to the iconic character from Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel, she is a quiet, but fierce warrior. She and Andrea begin on the road together, but their bond will be tested when they are taken into Woodbury by the Governor.
T-Dog (IronE Singleton)
As time has passes, T-Dog becomes more and more integrated into the group, proving himself to be a capable member of the team. On top of strength and humor, T-Dog brings humanity and kindness to the table, qualities much needed in this ominous world.
Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride)
Carol has begun to come out from beneath the tremendous pain of losing her daughter to become a more a more feisty and independent woman than she has ever been in her life. She finds the strength to carry on and gains a new found sense of humor.
Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson)
Having once disagreed with Rick’s methods and even believed that walkers were afflicted with a curable disease, Hershel is now firmly entrenched with Rick and his group. His experience and heart make him a natural father figure not just to Maggie and Beth, but to all in the group.
Beth Greene (Emily Kinney)
Beth has come a long ways since the despair surrounding her mother’s death and horrific reanimation nearly drove her to suicide. She remains close with her father, Hershel, and her sister, Maggie. With their relative closeness in age, she and Carl have gotten friendlier as well.
Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker)
After overcoming a grisly hurdle only partially intact, Merle was taken under the wing of a strong figure: the Governor. At Woodbury, Merle’s combative nature has helped him to ascend the ranks to become the Governor’s second in command. Woodbury fits Merle like a glove, but Dixon blood runs deep. Where will his loyalties fall if he must choose between the two?