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Mar 22, 2012

THE WALKING DEAD: Season 3 Plot Details, Spoilers, Kirkman Interview

Michonne, The Walking Dead: Season 2

The Walking Dead Season 3 Plot Details, Spoilers, Robert Kirkman Interview. AMC‘s The Walking Dead: Season 3 plot details and spoilers are freely available in the comic book version of the series as it is currently well past the evenets to be televised next fall on the cable television channel.

Some people do not want to read comic books, some do not the comicbook combined into graphic novels, and some do not want to wait for Season 3 for inofrmation on what is to come.

In an interview, Robert Kirkman reveals what’s awaiting everyone in The Walking Dead: Season 3.

*Spoilers Beginning*

At the end of The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13: Beside the Dying Fire, written about here: The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13: Beside the Dying Fire Review, viewers witnessed “the introduction of Michonne (Danai Gurira – who was NOT the actress in the shadowy cloak), as well as the reveal of next season’s setting: the prison”.

That prison is not empty.

“[W]hatever terrible things you could imagine happening to a group of survivors in a prison setting that has actual prisoners in it do, in fact, happen – as well as many you could have never imagined.”

The Walking Dead show-runner Glen Mazzara

discussed the Prison we glimpsed in the final shot of the episode, and exactly how much of the next season our survivors would be spending there. A lot! In fact he says that storyline will carry over to season 4 too. Also, good news for fans of Tyrese, it seems T-Dog won’t be assuming the role of that character after all, there are plans to bring him in.

More on the prison and the Governor from Glen Mazzara:

I think the farm played a little claustrophobic for some people. Now that the entire landscape has fallen victim to the zombie apocalypse, zombies are literally at the gates of this prison. That prison is a very small safe corner. There is a lot of danger around. It won’t feel like we are bottled up, the way we were on the farm. I do think that prison is a significant storyline, but we are also interested in opening up this world. The Governor has the world of Woodbury. There are other factors out there, other groups. I do think that Rick’s group is stumbling into a much larger world.

David Morrissey has signed up to play the Governor and Michael Rooker confirms that Merle will be returning.

From the  Robert Kirkman interview:

What I really like about the transition from Season 2 to Season 3 as opposed to Season 1 to Season 2 transition is that when we were moving into Season 2 there were so many unknowns. All of the questions were, “Are we going to see the farm? Are they going to follow the comic?” And now that we’re moving into Season 3, we’ve seen Michonne. We’ve seen the prison. We know that that the Governor has been cast. So the fans really have a clear indication of what kind of things to expect in the third season and where we’re going and some of the stories that we may be telling if they’re familiar with the comic book series.

 We’ve been working on Season 3 for a few months now. We’re wrapping up the first half and we’ve got everything nailed down. I can’t wait for people to see it.

There are a lot of surprises around the corner.

On Rick Grimes and what he is becoming:

He’s forced into this leadership role and, at the end of the episode, we see that he is taking this on and it is affecting him. And he’s growing darker. And he is saying, “Hey, you want me to be the leader? That’s fine. I’m going to be the leader. You don’t like it? Fend for yourself. Let’s see how you do.” He’s growing harsher in this world. And the series is always going to be about whether or not he can retain his humanity, or whether or not he is going to become some kind of hardened monster that really exists only to provide survival for him and his family.

Rick Grimes’ Wikia. His entire storyline is there, pre and post Walker apocalypse. I would post a chunk of it here but I haven’t read the comic yet and do not want to ruin things. Sorry.

What to expect from Michonne (pronounced ME-SHOWN):

The original plan was to hold her for Season 3 and introduce her then.

…as far as her relationship with Andrea goes, she cut the head off of a zombie. She could easily stab Andrea next in the first minutes of Season 3, so who knows what that relationship will be like?

She will be very similar to her comic-book counterpart. Most of the characters as they’ve been translated into TV are pretty much exactly the same character. Andrea is Andrea, Rick is Rick and Michonne is going to be Michonne. Now, the stories that we’re going to tell with her are going to be somewhat different at times.

But the fans have expectations for Michonne, and I can say with full knowledge that their expectations are going to be met. They need not worry.

Michonne’s Wikia. Her entire storyline is there, pre and post Walker apocalypse.

On Andrea:

She is for all intents and purposes in the most danger out of anyone in the group by the end of the episode. And we’re going to be exploring that a little bit more in the third season. But really just putting her in the pressure-cooker situation and seeing how she fares and how she’s going to do and how she’s going to survive is going to be interesting thing to follow in the third season. We have some really cool stuff planned for Andrea.

Andrea’s Wikia. Her entire storyline is there, pre and post Walker apocalypse.

She is for all intents and purposes in the most danger out of anyone in the group by the end of the episode. And we’re going to be exploring that a little bit more in the third season. But really just putting her in the pressure-cooker situation and seeing how she fares and how she’s going to do and how she’s going to survive is going to be interesting thing to follow in the third season. We have some really cool stuff planned for Andrea.

On Hershel Greene, Maggie Greene, and Beth Greene:

Hershel was very connected to the farm, and losing the farm and losing these people at the same time is going to mean a lot for him — as well as Maggie and Beth — in Season 3.

Hershel Greene’s Wikia. His entire storyline is there, pre and post Walker apocalypse.

Maggie Greene’s Wikia. Her entire storyline is there, pre and post Walker apocalypse.

*Spoilers End*

On the life expectancy of the remaining characters:

One of the things that’s always been important to me with the Walking Dead comic book series is that you always be willing to get rid of every character at any moment if it serves the story. I’ve always tried not to grow any kind of attachment to any character. And also, there have been times where I’ve had big arcs plotted out for [someone] but at the moment it seemed like the right thing to do to completely get rid of the character. And now that we’re getting further and further into the show, and we’re able to tell the stories [with] high stakes, pretty much everything is on the table when we sit there in the writers room. There’s some pretty terrifying, crazy things discussed. And every character, at some point, we’ve talked about, “Now? Later? When are we going to do this?”

Some of the dark Season 3 storylines are already under review:

With episodes 1 – 8 of The Walking Dead season 3 already pitched to AMC, the producers are waiting for a green light before they can begin writing the episodes. Whether or not any of these episodes contain any of the more “controversial” elements remains to be seen, but they will come up eventually.

The Walking Dead: Season 3 will star Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Michael Rooker, Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Chandler Riggs, IronE Singleton, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Adam Minarovich, and Marvin Duerkholz.

For more The Walking Dead reviews, videos, photos, and information, visit our The Walking Dead page.

Source: Tvline, Screenrant, Comicbookmovie