walking-dead-michonne-danai-gurira-first-look-pictures.jpg“The Walking Dead” Season 3 won’t kick off until October, but fans are getting an early treat: A peek at Michonne, the new sword-weilding character played by Danai Gurira.

Viewers had a peek at Michonne in the Season 2 finale when a hooded, shadowy Michonne appeared to save Andrea (Laurie Holden) from becoming a zombie snack.

“The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics,” creator Robert Kirkman tells EW. “But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there.”

He continues: “We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”

Earlier this week, AMC also released a behind-the-scenes set video, chock full of tantalizing details about the upcoming season:

So, what do you think? Is Danai the Michonne you imagined?

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson