danai michonne 'The Walking Dead': Meet Michonne, sword wielding zombie scourgeIn a scene that could have been — and probably was — ripped straight from the pages of Robert Kirkman’s comic books, Sunday’s (March 18) Season 2 finale of “The Walking Dead” introduced one of the books’ most iconic characters: Michonne.

She appeared, apparition like as Andrea (Laurie Holden) was about to get chomped by a zombie: A hooded figure wielding a samurai sword with two subdued armless walkers trailing her on chains:

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“AMC has cast actress Danai Gurira (Treme/The Visitor) in the coveted role of Michonne in its original series, ‘The Walking Dead.'” reads an AMC press release.

Gurira appeared as Jill on HBO’s “Treme” and co-starred in the Oscar-nominated film, “The Visitor.” On Friday, Michonne’s origin story was published in Playboy.

What do you think of the casting?

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson