Yesterday, production on ‘The Walking Dead’ season 3 began and AMC celebrated the occasion by giving fans an interview with Mr. Walking Dead himself, show creator Robert Kirkman. In that interview, Kirkman talked about the Prison setting, the sword-slinging Michonne, and a few other tid-bits from the upcoming season.
Here are a few highlights from the interview:
AMC: With the evil Governor in the picture, does that mean the humans are the bigger threat this season?
Kirkman: The plan was always to evolve naturally into a place where the zombies essentially become a manageable threat. You know the rules. You know how to deal with them. To a certain extent they become something to not really be scared of unless you mess up. Humans, however, do not follow any rules and will always do something that surprises you and are capable of doing things far worse than trying to eat you…We’re definitely going to be seeing a lot of horrible things.
AMC: Michonne was introduced in the Season 2 Finale. How are Danai Gurira’s sword skills shaping up?
Kirkman: There’s been quite a bit of sword training going on and [Danai] is doing an amazing job. She’s going to be doing all of the hard character stuff and drama that The Walking Dead is known for, but she has tremendous physical capability and the sword training that I’ve seen is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to see her hack up some zombies.
AMC: This season has got so many exciting story lines…
Kirkman: When you think about The Walking Dead comic series, you think about oh, the stuff they did with the Governor, the stuff they did with the prison and Woodbury and Michonne. And that’s really a lot of the stuff that people remember the story for and that’s stuff we haven’t even gotten to in the TV show yet. So as much as people love the show, and as high as the ratings are, and as cool as the show is, I feel like we haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet. This season is absolutely going to blow people away.
To read the rest of the interview with Kirkman, head on over to AMC’s Dispatches From the Set.