AMC has cast actress Danai Gurira (Treme/ The Visitor) in the coveted role of Michonne in its original series, The Walking Dead.


Last night's Season 2 finale first featured the iconic character who will reappear in Season 3 of the AMC series. Michonne, a fan favorite from Robert Kirkman's comic book series, is a mysterious woman armed with a sword.

The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series goes on to explore the challenges of life in a world overrun by walkers, where the interpersonal conflicts often present a greater danger than anything else and over time, the characters grow willing to do almost anything to survive.

The Walking Dead received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestically and internationally. "Above all else, The Walking Dead hasn't lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it's thrilling" (The Hollywood Reporter). "...with The Walking Dead's riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills" (US Weekly). "The Walking Dead is a feast. Dig in."(The Guardian- UK). "It doesn't even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards" (Der Tagesspiegel-Germany).

The Walking Dead secured a 2010 Golden Globe nomination for best television series and won the 2011 Emmy award for outstanding prosthetic make-up. It is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert.

About Michonne

Michonne (pronounced ME-SHOWN) is a member of the survivor group, and a major character within the series. Armed with a katana and the deadly skills to complement it, Michonne is an effective and crucial defender of the survivors. She pulls the shackled zombies of her boyfriend and his best friend along by chain to act as a deterrent to the undead. She cut off their arms and lower jaws so that they wouldn't attack her. Rick Grimes eventually lets her join the group of survivors in exchange for handing over her katana.

To read her extensive backstory as seen in the comic books: CLICK HERE