Danai Gurira Cast as Michonne on The Walking Dead Season 3

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With fans still buzzing over The Walking Dead season two finale, AMC has come out and made a major season three announcement:

Danai Gurira has been cast as Michonne, the mysterious sword-bearing woman from Robert Kirkman’s beloved comic book series who first showed up on last night's episode, saving Andrea's life.

Danai Gurira as Michonne

"We will be dealing with her personality and her back story and all that kind of stuff in Season 3, but this isn't going to be a watered-down Michonne," Kirkman tells TV Guide. "This is definitely going to be the character that people have been clamoring to see in the show and we are very excited to deliver that character."

Gurira is best known for roles in Treme, The Visitor, Lie to Me and Law & Order

Earlier this year, AMC also announced the casting of David Morrissey as The Governor on season three of its smash series.

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I'm loving the show but when season 3 comes back I hope they don't follow the comic book to closely. Like with Rick and what happens to him which I won't say as I don't anyone else to read it, so please it isn't going to happen. I was sorry to see Shane die but he was getting out of hand. And now they all find out that they all have the disease in them was a shocker.

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I wonder if her character will get raped like in the comics?