If you saw last night’s insane season finale of “The Walking Dead”, you might have noticed a random woman in a cloak, pulling along two zombies on chains.  That was Michonne, one of the greatest characters in the “Dead” universe.

Following the episode, AMC officially announced that Danai Gurira, of HBO’s “Treme”, has been cast in the role.  Series creator Robert Kirkman said about the casting:

“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. The show has always followed the comic book to a large extent, it just has different divergences from time-to-time and we’re definitely going to continue that in the third season. 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”

Fans of the series will have realized already that the next season will introduce not only Michonne, but also the crazy villain, The Governor.  The comic arc is a lot for the series to live up to, but something tells me that season three will be nothing short of epic.