First Look: Danai Gurira as Michonne in The Walking Dead Season 3

Michonne in The Walking Dead - Beside the Dying FireWe’ve seen a shadowy stunt woman “playing” her at the end of “The Walking Dead” Season 2 (left), but what exactly will actress Danai Gurira look like as the deadly Michonne in the AMC show’s upcoming Season 3? Wonder no more, kids. Get your first look at Gurira in her Michonne garb, deadly Samurai sword included, below.

Gurira will join the cast of “The Walking Dead’s” upcoming season, playing fan-favorite Michonne, an “unflinching warrior who proves to be powerful ally for Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors.”

So how will she translate from comic book to TV show? Comic book creator and the show’s producer Robert Kirkman promises that “the essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics.”

Well, that’s good to know.

“The Walking Dead” Season 3 premieres this October. Until then, you can check out a recently released in-production featurette.

Danai Gurira in THE WALKING DEAD Season 3