The Walking Dead: You Won’t See Michonne This Season

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If you were hoping to see a beloved character found within the pages of The Walking Dead this season, well, we have some bad news.  Michonne, the samurai sword-wielding survivor of the zombie apocalypse Rick and his company meeting on their journey, is being saved for “future seasons,” says one of the show’s producers.

Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer on the series, was recently interviewed at the Watercooler.  When asked about the strengths of the female characters in the comic book versus the strengths demonstrated on the show, Hurd commented:

“We are following the character development of the women in the comic book. Andrea is already undergoing a change in her character from a civil rights attorney lacking survival skills already found in some of the men (like the deputies Rick and Shane, or the survivalist Daryl) into someone who can take care of herself. Maggie Greene is a farmer’s daughter who can ride horses better than any of the men, and takes out a walker the first time we see her in the series. And one of the most kick ass characters from the comic book is Michonne, a samurai sword wielding woman, who will be introduced in future seasons.”

We’ve always known Michonne was on the way.  It was just a matter of when.  Next season’s looking good perhaps.  AMC just ordered up a 16-episode third season.

Source: The Watercooler