The Walking Dead Season 3 is “going to shock some people”

Executive producers talk Michonne, The Governor and ramping up the action in Season 3

Danai Gurira as Michonne in The Walking Dead Season 3
Danai Gurira as Michonne in The Walking Dead Season 3
Danai Gurira as Michonne in The Walking Dead Season 3

Talking to Coming Soon, executive producer David Alpert promised that the The Walking Dead Season 3 “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 1,” continued Alpert. “The biggest thing I have to say is that, as the storytelling picked up at the end of Season 2, and the speed of events happening – well, we’re increasing it.”

A pretty risky promise considering the shock fatalities that ramped The Walking Dead Season 2 up by severed degrees of jaw-dropping magnitude, but with fan favourite ass-kicker Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, added to the ensemble, we can at least expect more close-quarters zombie-slaying.

“I can say that I’m completely in denial when I see Danai walk out on set and jump off the page,” said executive producer and comic-book co-creator Robert Kirkman. “As badass as she is in the comics, seeing her move and seeing her kill the zombies in motion is so much more intense than you can believe. Fans of the comics are going to love it. She’s great.”

“Michonne is on the show and she’s a hot, kick-ass chick with a sword, so you’ve got to love her,” continued Alpert. “She’s totally owning the role.

“And The Governor,” he teased of the forthcoming antagonist, played by Doctor Who‘s David Morrissey, “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 Walking Dead Season 3 is airing on FX in the autumn