Robert Kirkman Amazed By Danai Gurira’s Michonne

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Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead was at the Saturn Awards where he accepted the Innovator Award. While on the red carpet, he talked a little bit about the introduction of one of the two fan favorites in the new season of Walking Dead.

The Governor will be the new villain this season, but fan-favorite zombie killer Michonne will be joining Rick’s crew. Kirkman talked about seeing a live-action Michonne on set:

I can say that I’m completely in denial when I see Danai [Gurira] walk out on set and jump off the page. As badass as she is in the comics, seeing her move and seeing her kill the zombies in motion is so much more intense that you can believe. Fans of the comics are going to love it. She’s great.

Executive producer David Alpert was also in attendance when the show won Best Television Presentation award. He talked a little about how the season will up the level of action and suspense. WARNING: There is a mild spoiler if you haven’t already seen the set pictures revealing the return of a certain character.

If you’re familiar with the books, we’re totally going to go there this season. We’re going to do some stuff that’s going to shock some people who don’t know the comics. We’re bringing back Merle [Michael Rooker]… It’s going to get pretty intense and pretty crazy. The biggest thing I have to say is that, as the storytelling picked up at the end of season two, and the speed of events happening — well, we’re increasing it. Season three is going to be non-stop, in your face, intense. This is the point in the show that I’ve been excited about giving the audience since season one.

Season Three of The Walking Dead starts back on AMC October 14th. What do you think? Are you getting excited for the return and finally seeing Michonne in action?

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